Industry relations have moved up, down and around over the last 50 years. In 1973, SN quoted James Cooke, chairman of Penn Fruit Co., Philadelphia, who attacked one of the time-honored cliches of the industry -- that retailers and manufacturers were always happy partners. According to Cooke, more often they are adversaries. "Anybody who doesn't think business is a form of warfare is deluding himself," he said. In the last decade or so, the attitude toward industry relations has moved ...

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