FMI Seeks Expansion of Benefits

The economic stimulus package that President Bush and Congress are quickly rolling out should include programs that help both businesses and consumers, especially those with the lowest incomes, Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer, Food Marketing Institute, told SN last week. He suggested that one of the best ways to prompt consumer spending among those with the lowest incomes

WASHINGTON — The economic stimulus package that President Bush and Congress are quickly rolling out should include programs that help both businesses and consumers, especially those with the lowest incomes, Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer, Food Marketing Institute, told SN last week.

He suggested that one of the best ways to prompt consumer spending among those with the lowest incomes would be to increase food-stamp and unemployment benefits, but a tentative

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