YEAR IN REVIEW

The food industry lost several executives during 2000.lancy" Adamy, 83, retired president of the National Association of Food Chains from 1959 until he retired in 1976, when NAFC merged with Super Market Institute to create Food Marketing Institute.Joseph A. Barron, 98, who retired as director of employee benefits for Kroger Co., Cincinnati, in 1965 and became a consultant to the United Food and Commercial

The food industry lost several executives during 2000.

lancy" Adamy, 83, retired president of the National Association of Food Chains from 1959 until he retired in 1976, when NAFC merged with Super Market Institute to create Food Marketing Institute.

Joseph A. Barron, 98, who retired as director of employee benefits for Kroger Co., Cincinnati, in 1965 and became a consultant to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union pension fund for 25 years until his retirement in 1990.

Nick Connavino, president of the Xenia, Ohio-based Central division of Supervalu, Minneapolis, and former president of the distributor's Northeast region.

Frank Corti, co-founder of Corti Brothers, a specialty grocery company based in Sacramento.

Robert Dewar, former chairman and chief executive officer of Kmart Corp., Troy, Mich., from 1972 until 1980.

Lawrence Hild Sr., 71, former president of Wetterau Finance Co., Hazelwood, Mo., and a vice president of the former wholesaler.

Gene McKinley, 67, former vice president, human resources, for Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C.

Don Nakata, owner of Town & Country Markets, a six-unit independent based in Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Sir Robert J. Sainsbury, 93, former chairman of J. Sainsbury plc, London, who helped Sainsbury become the largest food retailer in the United Kingdom prior to his retirement in 1969. J. Sainsbury has owned a majority share of Shaw's Supermarkets, East Bridgewater, Mass., since 1987.