RETAILER: MEAT DEPARTMENT IS KEY TO MEALS

PHOENIX -- If the supermarket industry is to win the war for supremacy as America's meal provider, it will have to rely on the meat department to fight its battles, said veteran retailer Peter V. Gregerson."The meat department can make the difference between survival and success of supermarkets in America. It really is that important," said Gregerson, chairman of Gregerson's Foods, Gadsden, Ala.,

PHOENIX -- If the supermarket industry is to win the war for supremacy as America's meal provider, it will have to rely on the meat department to fight its battles, said veteran retailer Peter V. Gregerson.

"The meat department can make the difference between survival and success of supermarkets in America. It really is that important," said Gregerson, chairman of Gregerson's Foods, Gadsden, Ala., who delivered the closing speech to the Annual Meat Marketing Conference held here.

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