The warehouse, not the supermarket, was the principal scene of labor-management strife this past year, with two angry disputes between food distributors and members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters punctuating an otherwise quiet year. The two confrontations were as different in their causes and resolutions as the size and scope of the two companies involved, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., which serves 850 stores in a 10-state region of the Midwest and had ...

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