Food-testing laboratory, April 1967.
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'The EUROSMA Convention (certainly not a conference, say the organisers, the Supermarkets' Association of Great Britain) opens in Brighton today. It will be attended by more than 100 delegates, not only from this country, but from Europe and South Africa. Forty-one of them will be chairmen or managing directors, representing in British business alone about £647 million. Demand for tickets from both supermarket executives and their wives has been so great that many events are fully booked and delegates have had to be turned away. This in itself, at a time when many such functions are under-subscribed, is proof of the thrusting enthusiasm that pervades one of Britain's youngest and most go-ahead industries...'