INDUSTRY LOSES BATTLE OVER MINIMUM WAGE HIKE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The supermarket industry lost a major battle last week as the Senate approved a minimum wage hike, and industry trade groups are particularly concerned about the possibility of retroactive enactment.The Republican-controlled Senate approved a 90-cent increase in the $4.25 federal minimum wage, despite a mammoth battle waged against it by the grocery industry and the rest of the

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The supermarket industry lost a major battle last week as the Senate approved a minimum wage hike, and industry trade groups are particularly concerned about the possibility of retroactive enactment.

The Republican-controlled Senate approved a 90-cent increase in the $4.25 federal minimum wage, despite a mammoth battle waged against it by the grocery industry and the rest of the business community.

But the industry wasn't totally on the losing side. The Sen

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