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National Restaurant Association (NRA) officials said attendee and exhibitor numbers both showed positive growth at NRA's 91st annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event (IWSB).  NRA Show 2010 just concluded at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 22-25, and IWSB was held in conjunction with the Show on May 23-24.
 
Officials said NRA attracted more than 58,000 registrants – a six percent increase over 2009 -- from 120 countries, up from 107 countries in 2009. Approximately 1,700 exhibitors, covering more than 480,000-square-feet, showcased new products and services.
 

TheAmerican Meat Institute (AMI) released an updated version of itsU.S. Meat Industry at a Glancedocument and pocket guide to reflect the most recent data available for 2010. 

Officials say the document provides up-to-date information, facts and figures about the U.S. meat and poultry in four areas: Production(Feeding 307 Million Americans),Economic Impact (Feeding our Economy),Nutrition(Feeding Us Essential Nutrients), andTrade(Feeding the World). 

The U.S. Meat Industry at a Glance, 2010 is available electronically on AMI’s website (www.meatami.org) and can be folded into a pocket-sized guide for ease of use and convenience.