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48) Tim HammondsCEO, Food Marketing InstituteKey developments: Raised awareness of interchange fees; formed natural disaster and pandemic preparedness programs.What's next: Reform estate tax and employer pension rules; push for voluntary country-of-origin labeling.Many retailers will actually pay more for credit and debit card transactions this year than they'll make in profit.But not if Tim Hammonds

48) Tim Hammonds

CEO, Food Marketing Institute

Key developments: Raised awareness of interchange fees; formed natural disaster and pandemic preparedness programs.

What's next: Reform estate tax and employer pension rules; push for voluntary country-of-origin labeling.

Many retailers will actually pay more for credit and debit card transactions this year than they'll make in profit.

But not if Tim Hammonds can help it.

"Everyone pays for

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