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House-No. 6581
By Mr. Gallugi of Wakefield, petition of Anthony
Michael Gallugi and Peter A. Velis for an investigation
by a special commission (including members of the
General Court) relative to the pricing and marketing
procedures of grocery store chains in the Common-
wealth. Commerce and Labor.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

In the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-Four

Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission

relative to the pricing and marketing procedures of grocery store chains in the Commonwealth

Resolved, That a special commission, to consist of three members of the senate, five members of the house of representatives, and two persons to be appointed by the governor, is hereby established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to the pricing and marketing procedures of grocery store chains in the commonwealth required by the federal trade commission and the possible violation of consumer protection laws. Said commission shall, in the course of its investigation and study, consider possible remedies to relieve the burden of the high cost of food for the consumers of the commonwealth. THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
Representative Athony M. Gallugi, House Chairman.
Representative Peter Ă. Velis.
Representative Thomas F. Brownell.
Representative Doris Bunte.
Representative Arthur M. Khoury.
Representative Gerald Cohen.
Representative Bernard D. Flynn.
Senator Stephen J. McGrail, Senate Chairman.
Senator Ronald C. MacKenzie.
Senator Alan D. Sisitsky.
Senator David H. Locke.
Senator Michael LoPresti, Jr.
Barry Ravech, ESQ.
Mary Remar, Director of Volunteer Services Department of Mental

Health.
Lola Dickerman, Secretary of Consumer Affairs.

SPECIAL CONSULTANTS
Barry Wax, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumer Council.
Paula W. Gold, Chief Consumer Protection Division, Office of the

Attorney General. Bart Manitove, ESQ, Consumer Protection Division, Office of the

Attorney General. Paul Cifrino, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Retail Grocers Association.

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON Food PRICING AND MARKETING

PROCEDURE OF FooD CHAINS IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSA-
CHUSETTS

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:

We, the undersigned, hereby submit a final report of the results of the investigation and study authorized under the provisions of Chapter 90 of the Resolves of 1974 and most recently revived and continued by Chapter 10 of the Resolves of 1975 and membership increased by Chapter 53 of the Resolves of 1975 on food priciny and marketing procedure of food chains in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other related matters. Respectfully submitted.

ANTHONY M. GALLUGI,

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House Chairman,
PETER A. VELIS.
THOMAS F. BROWNELL.
DORIS BUNTE.
ARTHUR M. KHOURY.
GERALD COHEN.
BERNARD D. FLYNN.
STEPHEN J. McGRAIL,

Senate Chairm an.
RONALD C. MACKENZIE.
ALAN D. SISITSKY.
David H. LOCKE.
MICHAEL LOPRESTI, Jr.
BARRY RAVECH.
MARY REMAR.
LOLA DICKERMAN.

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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION

Representative Athony M. Gallugi, House Chairman.
Representative Peter A. Velis.
Representative Thomas F. Brownell.
Representative Doris Bunte.
Representative Arthur M. Khoury.
Representative Gerald Cohen.
Representative Bernard D. Flynn.
Senator Stephen J. McGrail, Senate Chairman.
Senator Ronald C. MacKenzie.
Senator Alan D. Sisitsky.
Senator David H. Locke.
Senator Michael LoPresti, Jr.
Barry Ravech, ESQ.
Mary Remar, Director of Volunteer Services - Department of Mental

Health.
Lola Dickerman, Secretary of Consumer Affairs.

SPECIAL CONSULTANTS

Barry Wax, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumer Council.
Paula W. Gold, Chief Consumer Protection Division, Office of the

Attorney General.
Bart Manitove, ESQ, Consumer Protection Division, Office of the

Attorney General.
Paul Cifrino, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Retail Grocers
Association.

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