TUCSON, Ariz. - Richard N. Jurgens, president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Hy-Vee, last week urged the supermarket industry to take a more supportive approach to employee relations, including higher salaries, better training and greater recognition. "We can't, as an industry, afford to get by with [paying] as little as we can," he said in a keynote address given last week at Food Marketing Institute's 2006 Distribution Conference here. "Our industry has a history ...

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