The storm basically gutted this Fairway in Red Hook Brooklyn AP PhotoSeth Wenig

The storm basically gutted this Fairway in Red Hook, Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Industry Staggers Back From Battle With Storm

“It’s not just a handful of communities that have been affected — it’s hundreds of communities. It’s overwhelming." — Linda Doherty, president and CEO, New Jersey Food Council

Supermarkets in the storm-ravaged Northeastern U.S. crept slowly back to life in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many fueled by generator power and operating with skeleton crews to provide what service they could to their devastated communities.

“It’s not just a handful of communities that have been affected — it’s hundreds of communities,” said Linda Doherty, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Food Council, based in Trenton. “It’s overwhelming. A lot of ou

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