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Retail Store Tour Offers Flavor of New Orleans at AMI's Annual Convention

Monday, September 9, 2002

Washington, DC—Experience the flavor of one of the greatest food cities in the world during a tour of several innovative retail food emporiums in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with AMI’s Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase.

This special, ticketed event will treat convention-goers to a tour of New Orleans' gourmet, historic and most innovative supermarkets, including the A & P Sav-A-Center in the French Quarter. The store is the oldest A & P location in the United States.

Also on the tour is Foodies Kitchen, the first full service meals market to open in the city, featuring more than 100 restaurant prepared meals for carry out or dining in. Another stop on the tour, Langenstein’s, is informally known as the city’s finest supermarket, offering fully cooked New Orleans staples, like crawfish etouffe and gumbo. Convention goers will also visit Martin Wine Cellar and Deli, which combines the finest wine selections with all the accoutrements a shopper needs for a gourmet dinner.

This ticketed event will take place Saturday, October 26, 2002, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Tickets will be available at the registration desk for $25 per person. Space is limited to the first 30 ticket holders.

The AMI Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase
provides a forum for viewing new technologies and products for the meat and poultry industry. With more than 200 exhibitors, the Showcase is recognized as the place for industry suppliers to feature innovative new products. In additions, the convention includes separate education conferences covering environmental/operations issues, government and public policy, management and finance and marketing. The Annual Meat Industry Research Conference, co-sponsored by the AMI Foundation and the American Meat Science Association, also will be held October 24-26, 2002.

New Orleans provides a colorful venue for the 2002 AMI Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase. The city, nestled in the “crescent’ of the Mississippi River, boasts 35,000 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, more than 3,000 restaurants and more than 300 years of history, art and music.

For more information on the 2002 AMI Annual Convention, please call AMI’s Convention Department at 703-841-2400 or visit www.MeatAMI.com.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the U.S. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the industry. Its affiliate, the AMI Foundation, is a separate 501(c)3 organization that conducts research, education and information projects for the industry.

For more information contact:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
Josee Daoust
Manager, Public Affairs

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