Left to right Judy Spires Steve Smith Steve Burd moderator Tucker Carlson a contributor to Fox News

Left to right: Judy Spires, Steve Smith, Steve Burd, moderator Tucker Carlson, a contributor to Fox News.

Retailers Press for Innovation Over Regulation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Food retailers are challenging Washington to recognize that  regulations aren't the best way to make progress on a host of business issues.

On the same day that President Obama was inaugurated for a second term, a panel of retailers at FMI Midwinter here emphasized the need to lighten up on regulations on a number of fronts.

"We're an industry that's been forever providing food in the most effective way," said Judy Spires, CEO,

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