INDUSTRY GROUPS TAKE TO CAPITOL HILL

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Industry groups representing both supermarket retailers and food wholesalers took to Capitol Hill last week to remind legislators that there are seven weeks left to the 105th Congress, enough time to work on their agenda.Their efforts included looking for help to defeat certain proposals that have recently gained momentum such as a minimum-wage hike which Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.,

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Industry groups representing both supermarket retailers and food wholesalers took to Capitol Hill last week to remind legislators that there are seven weeks left to the 105th Congress, enough time to work on their agenda.

Their efforts included looking for help to defeat certain proposals that have recently gained momentum such as a minimum-wage hike which Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., is expected to attach to an upcoming bankruptcy-reform package. The bankruptcy p

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