LESSONS FROM KATRINA ON DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

CHICAGO - Industry leaders attending last week's Food Marketing Institute show here shared what lessons they could from the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina."The one word to describe the situation in New Orleans [immediately following Hurricane Katrina] was 'helplessness,'" Jay Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Associated Grocers, Baton Rouge, La., said during the FMI Speaks

CHICAGO - Industry leaders attending last week's Food Marketing Institute show here shared what lessons they could from the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.

"The one word to describe the situation in New Orleans [immediately following Hurricane Katrina] was 'helplessness,'" Jay Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Associated Grocers, Baton Rouge, La., said during the FMI Speaks session on the state of the industry.

Because cell phones did not work during

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