The stock prices of most of the largest supermarket companies took a drubbing last year. The compensation packages of many industry chief executive officers took a serious hit as well.
But not all.
Nash Finch Co., Minneapolis, was forced to delay reporting its 2002 third- and fourth-quarter results because of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the company's procedures of accounting for vendor allowances. Its stock plunged 75.14% in the course of the year