CHICAGO -- Food-stamp reform -- coupled with the strong economy -- has taken nearly $400 million worth of food stamps out of the system each month, according to the Food Marketing Institute. The Washington-based FMI repeated its call for members to get involved in crucial government issues like food-stamp reform, electrical deregulation and the minimum wage, which affect supermarket sales and operating costs. Melissa Plaisance, senior vice president for finance and public affairs for ...

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