KATRINA DECIMATES REGION, LEAVES OPERATORS IN LIMBO

NEW ORLEANS -- Hurricane Katrina left a residue of destruction and uncertainty last week for food retailers here and in Mississippi.

"This was our version of the tsunami," Jay Campbell Jr., president and chief executive officer of Associated Grocers, Baton Rouge, La., told SN. "The devastation is immense."

He said it may take several days until AG officials can assess the full impact of Katrina, which left New Orleans virtually underwater and washe

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