ASSOCIATIONS REPORT THE INDUSTRY EARNS AN 'A'

Food-industry associations last week said the Y2K crisis showed the supermarket business at its best.They pointed to the cooperation among associations and companies that made a smooth transition into the New Year possible.Timothy M. Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute, Washington, said the supermarket industry emerged in excellent shape because of good

Food-industry associations last week said the Y2K crisis showed the supermarket business at its best.

They pointed to the cooperation among associations and companies that made a smooth transition into the New Year possible.

Timothy M. Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute, Washington, said the supermarket industry emerged in excellent shape because of good news on the technology and consumer-reaction fronts.

"The technical pro

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