CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: INTL FCStone Inc. (Nasdaq:INTL) is hosting the 2012 Grocery Conference, sponsored by CME Group, to help grocery retailers, wholesalers and others in the food industry foresee global supply and demand issues, prepare for and protect against the risks of price fluctuations, and improve their margins.

WHEN: October 24-26, 2012.

WHERE: CME Group Headquarters, 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.

WHY: Grocery wholesalers, retailers and distributors face unprecedented margin pressures as a result of rising and volatile commodity prices for grains, meats and processed foods, packaging and construction materials, energy costs, fuel surcharges and more.  This conference will provide long-term forecasts for commodity prices, interest rates and the U.S. economy and introduce a wide array of exciting new tools for managing risk and enhancing margins.

Speakers will address global economics, energy procurement trends and food price inflation, and will provide their outlooks for meat and dairy products, grains and energy, produce and vegetable oils, and metals and food-packaging materials.

For more information on the conference, and a complete list of speakers and topics, please visit Persons interested in attending the event can contact Erin Olson at

About INTL FCStone Inc.

INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL) provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 20,000 commercial customers in more than 100 countries through a network of offices in twelve countries around the world.

Further information on INTL is available at

About CME Group

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk, offering the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. We bring buyers and sellers together through our CME Globex® electronic trading platform and our trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives.
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