MEAT DEPARTMENTS URGED TO SHAPE UP

CHICAGO -- Supermarket meat departments are complacently allowing profitability to slip away, according to a retailer who spoke during the American Meat Institute's International Meat Industry Convention here.The performance of many meat departments is sinking, and not only because of depressed prices, but also due to lack of innovation, said John Story, senior director of meat and deli operations

CHICAGO -- Supermarket meat departments are complacently allowing profitability to slip away, according to a retailer who spoke during the American Meat Institute's International Meat Industry Convention here.

The performance of many meat departments is sinking, and not only because of depressed prices, but also due to lack of innovation, said John Story, senior director of meat and deli operations for Fairway Foods in Minneapolis.

Story made his remarks just weeks after the N

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