Alison Maxwell

Alison
Maxwell
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CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SLIPS FOR SECOND MONTH 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer confidence dropped for the second consecutive month in March -- a sign that recent interest rate hikes and increasing oil
E-COMMERCE 0.64% OF RETAIL SALES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- E-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 1999 totaled $5.3 billion -- 0.64% of total retail sales, according to the Commerce Department's
RETAIL FOOD PRICES DROP IN JANUARY 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Retail food prices dropped 0.1% in January, after registering small increases each month throughout 1999, according to data released
JANUARY WHOLESALE FOOD PRICES INCREASE 0.1% 
WASHINGTON -- Wholesale prices for food increased 0.1% in January after showing no change in December, according to Labor Department statistics.Year-over-year
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DIPS AFTER ALL-TIME HIGH 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer confidence dipped in February for the first time since October, after hitting an all-time high in January.The Consumer Confidence
OSHA ERGONOMICS HEARINGS POSTPONED 
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration here has extended the public comment period on its proposed ergonomics regulation
Y2K HYSTERIA SENDS GROCERY SALES UP: COMMERCE DEPARTMENT 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Paranoia over Y2K sent retail sales at grocery stores skyrocketing in December, according to figures released by the Commerce Department
EMPLOYMENT UP SLIGHTLY IN FOOD-RELATED JOBS 
WASHINGTON -- Employment at food stores increased by 7,000 in December, after dropping 3,000 workers in November, according to Labor Department
ASSOCIATIONS REPORT THE INDUSTRY EARNS AN 'A' 
Food-industry associations last week said the Y2K crisis showed the supermarket business at its best.They pointed to the cooperation among associations
IRRADIATION APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT FOR MEAT 
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the meat industry the long awaited green-light to irradiate meat products to reduce or eliminate
ERGONOMICS PROPOSAL HIT ON SCIENTIFIC, COST BASIS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarket retailers, wholesalers and food manufacturers would be required by federal law to correct injury-causing workplace conditions,
CONTENTIOUS HEARINGS HELD ON BIOTECH FOODS 
CHICAGO (FNS) -- The windy city proved a heated ground for the first in a series of Food and Drug Administration public hearings on bioengineered foods.The
REGULATION AGITATION 
WASHINGTON -- With only one year remaining in President Clinton's tumultuous term, next year's presidential race is already heating up.And when it comes
U.S. RETAILERS MONITOR GM FOOD DEVELOPMENTS 
WASHINGTON -- Though the debate over the sale of genetically modified foods in European supermarkets is all but concluded, American retailers say they're
HACCP PLAN WORKING AT SMALL PLANTS: USDA 
WASHINGTON -- The government's Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point program has cut incidences of salmonella on meat and poultry at small plants by

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