HAMMONDS: 'BIG ISSUES' STILL LOOM FOR INDUSTRY

WASHINGTON -- While the stage is set for policy changes that could benefit the food retailing industry, "the big issues are still there," according to Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer, Food Marketing Institute, based here.In an interview with SN, Hammonds said that although the November elections resulted in an administration and Congress favorable to FMI -- with five of six Senate

WASHINGTON -- While the stage is set for policy changes that could benefit the food retailing industry, "the big issues are still there," according to Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer, Food Marketing Institute, based here.

In an interview with SN, Hammonds said that although the November elections resulted in an administration and Congress favorable to FMI -- with five of six Senate candidates in tight races supported by the trade group elected -- FMI is still await

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