Jennifer Owens

Jennifer
Owens
Articles
COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN FOES GIRD FOR BATTLE IN '99 
WASHINGTON -- Country-of-origin labels died a quiet death when Congress finally passed its $500 billion omnibus spending bill last month. But instead
PRODUCERS PLANNING NEW COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING PUSH 
WASHINGTON -- Retailers and wholesalers may be celebrating the demise of a congressional campaign for country-of-origin labels on fresh food, but producers
FOOD IMPORTS SAFETY DEBATED AT CAPITOL HILL HEARINGS 
WASHINGTON -- Sampling imports as they arrive at U.S. docks is too late in the game to protect the country against tainted food, said public and
FOOD LOBBIES BUSY AS CONGRESS WINDS DOWN 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Even though most eyes are on this town's favorite scandal, Congress is pushing ahead on the final four-week stretch of its session,
MORE JOBS AT FOOD STORES A PLUS FOR RETAIL PAYROLLS 
WASHINGTON -- Strong job gains at food stores helped plump up payrolls among retailers in July, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.According
FOOD LABELING UNIFORMITY BILL IS LAUDED 
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress' final weeks to establish national uniformity in food labeling has pleased supporters who say it
COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN AMENDMENTS DIVIDE INDUSTRY GROUPS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Two recent country-of-origin labeling amendments to the Senate's proposed 1999 Agriculture Appropriations bill have raised the ire
INDUSTRY GROUPS TAKE TO CAPITOL HILL 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Industry groups representing both supermarket retailers and food wholesalers took to Capitol Hill last week to remind legislators
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE HITS RECORD HIGH IN JUNE: SURVEY 
WASHINGTON -- Stock market uncertainty and Asia's continuing economic crisis had little effect on June's strong consumer confidence, according to the
WAL-MART SETS PROTOTYPE UNIT FOR ENTRY INTO SUPERMARKETS 
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores is about to get directly into the supermarket business with a new 40,000-square-foot prototype store -- a development
AHOLD USA'S WORLD 
LANDOVER, Md. -- The industry took another step toward consolidation last week, as Giant Food here said it has agreed to be acquired by Ahold for $2.6
DIFFERENCES AIRED ON FOOD-SAFETY ISSUES 
WASHINGTON -- Everyone may want safe apples, but while industry groups worry about upsetting the applecart that carries existing food-safety policy, consumer
FMI BOARD TO GET PLEA ON BEEF PRICE PUSH 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food Marketing Institute here plans to present to its board in May a plea from cattle ranchers that retailers feature beef's low
ECONOMISTS PAINT GOOD PICTURE FOR 1998 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- For retailers, the good news and the bad news this year could be one and the same: Real wages have been rising faster in the past
GROCERY STORE SALES GROWTH DIPS IN MARCH 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Retail sales at grocery stores advanced 0.2% in March from February, which represented a slight decrease in the growth rate.In comparison,
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