The industry has always been suspicious of government, and the government has always kept a wary eye on the industry. That was certainly true in the early 1960s, when Congress threatened to investigate economic concentration in the food industry. As pressures mounted, Clarence G. Adamy, president of the National Association of Food Chains, said Congress was being "despoiled by unfounded and deceptive innuendo, allegation and accusation." The same week, Robert A. Magowan, president, Safeway ...

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