I wonder if William Shakespeare had the economy and its effect on the food-distribution industry in mind when he wrote, "The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion." Well, perhaps not, but it's beginning to seem as though the hope of late last year and of early this year that a better economy would buoy the fortunes of the industry during the second half has turned to dust. You'll find at least three news articles in this week's SN that unfortunately ...

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