Y2K report card.
"Estimating Y2K fix-it costs has been touch-and-go for many companies," says Martin Weiss, founder and chairman of Weiss Ratings. "Often, the more bugs they fix, the more they find. The net result is that some of these companies are falling even further behind in their Y2K remediation schedules."
Giant Food, Landover, Md., is trying to get the word out about its readiness with Y2K Consumer Brochures available at al the chain's stores. The brochures detail Giant's Y2K preparation efforts, such as anticipating potential increased demand for certain products that consumers may buy in mass quantities, working with international suppliers and encouraging pharmacies to cooperate with drug manufacturers to ensure a steady supply line. Giant encourages consumers to access their emergency supplies in the fall to avoid frantic stockpiling come December. The company's Food Keeper brochure also offers information on the shelf life of various foods.
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