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.
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.
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.
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.
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
For more information on the 2002
AMI Annual Convention, please call AMI’s
Convention Department at 703-841-2400 or visit
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.
Retail Store Tour Offers Flavor of New Orleans at AMI's Annual ConventionMonday, September 9, 2002
For more information contact:
Vice President, Public Affairs
Manager, Public Affairs