First-Ever New Product Showcase to Debut at 2003 FMI Show Mar 25, 2003 WASHINGTON, DC — March 25, 2003 — Recognizing the grocery industry’s newest food, beverage and consumer products, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will feature a first-ever FMI New Products Showcase at the 2003 FMI Show, May 4-6 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in downtown Chicago.“The exceptionally high profile of The FMI Show in Chicago provides an ideal opportunity to showcase the outstanding product innovations that drive our business,” notes Brian Tully, FMI senior vice president, conventions. “The FMI New Products Showcase will provide well-deserved recognition to those companies that bring exceptional value and quality to the nation’s consumers.”To qualify for the showcase, products must be introduced between on or after January 1, 2003. They must be completely new or a category or line extension, or in exceptional cases, relaunched or repackaged.The FMI New Products Showcase will be located at the show entrance in the North Hall of McCormick Place. Participating companies include: A.P. Deauville, LLC Energy Brands, Inc. Anheuser-Busch Grace Foods International Assembled Products - Mart Cart Hand-L-Pleez Bedford Industries, Inc Health Plus, Inc Carlson AirFlow IFCO Systems Campbell Soup Company In Zone Brands, Inc. Designing Health Inc. Ishida Dole Packaged Foods Company Jack Link's Beef Jerkey Eat Your Heart Out Snacks Khong Guan Eden Foods, Inc. LifeMax, LLC Loretta Foods Limited Safe-Strap Company, Inc. Lt. Blender Frozen Concoctions Sara Lee Bakery Group Malt-o-Meal Scott Pet Products McCormick & Company Inc. Shooster Marketing Corporation Miller Brewing Company Signature Brands LLC - Betty Crocker Mr. Coffee c/o Boyer Product Solutions J.M. Smucker Company Musco Family Olive Company Snyder's of Hannover, Inc. Naturally Fresh SunRidge Farms Nestle Purina Pet Care Company SunGold Foods Oregon Chai TEC America, Inc. Waggers by Pet Central The Organic Coffee Company Plaisir Selection USA WP Signs Systems Racing Champions Ertl Wm. Wriggly Jr. Company S&M NuTec, LLCFor more information about the FMI New Product Showcase, contact Daniel McInnis at 202-220-0803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.The FMI Show — The Place to Be in 2003The 2003 FMI Show will be an event like no other, offering unprecedented service and customized benefits. Participants of all sizes will find value, efficiency and productivity in this once-a-year gathering of industry leaders from all over the globe.For more information, contact FMI convention services at 202-452-8444; call FMI’s Fax-on-Demand Show Infoline at 1-800-890-SHOW (7469); or visit the 2003 FMI Show Web site (www.fmishow.org) for details about exhibitors and workshops, and to register online.