GAME OF TAG

It's a date circled in red on every retailer's calendar: Sept. 30, 2004.Yet with a year to go, retailers and their industry partners remain divided over how best to devote their energies. Vigorous efforts to get the pending country-of-origin labeling rules rescinded or simplified are working against the industry's natural tendency to anticipate change, prepare to the nth degree and allow no room for

It's a date circled in red on every retailer's calendar: Sept. 30, 2004.

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