CHICAGO -- Retailers must proceed with more caution than usual as they deal with a growing number of uncertainties on a day-to-day basis, Michael Sansolo, senior vice president of Food Marketing Institute, told an industry audience during the Speaks presentation at last week's annual FMI convention here. "2001 was a lot of years in one year," he said. "Early in the year we talked about the recession, food-safety issues like foot-and-mouth and mad cow disease, and the rising costs of energy. ...

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