With major strides toward greater industry consolidation and heightened awareness of food-safety issues, 1997 will likely be remembered as a pivotal year for the supermarket industry. oncerns over foodborne pathogens prevailed upon the consumer psyche after 25 million pounds of ground beef was recalled due to E. coli contamination. This week, in a special year-in-review issue, SN looks back on these top stories, along with the other major issues, trends, and people that made waves -- and ...

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