The weekend just past represents the dead center of the year - the moment at which there are as many days spent as remain in the year. So what better time to take a look at what's happened so far this year and to assess what might be ahead for the last half of the year? To do that, SN asked a number of highly placed food distribution executives to proffer some thoughts about such matters. You'll see results of that survey referenced on the front page of this week's SN. Let's take a brief ...

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