Food Retail Focus Shifts to Regulatory Environment

WASHINGTON — For food retailers, the government-relations agenda for 2011 has, in large part, shifted from one of legislative concerns in Congress to one of regulation and rule-making among federal agencies. The Democratically controlled 111th Congress moved a mountain of legislation some of which retailers supported that over the coming months will take shape through the federal agencies responsible

WASHINGTON — For food retailers, the government-relations agenda for 2011 has, in large part, shifted from one of legislative concerns in Congress to one of regulation and rule-making among federal agencies.

The Democratically controlled 111th Congress moved a mountain of legislation — some of which retailers supported — that over the coming months will take shape through the federal agencies responsible for the laws' implementation. In addition, some legislation retailers have

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