February 9, 1991. The major initiative to form a united front to respond to consumer needs and anxieties is now certain to get under way. As exclusively reported last week, the Institute of Grocery Distribution's plan to form a Policy Unit Council has met with a massive response from suppliers, multiples, wholesalers and co-ops; 20 out of the 25 investors have already agreed to participate. Dr John Beaumont, IGD chief executive, who introduced the idea at the Gleneagles conference in September, told The Grocer: "This is not an exclusive club. The whole industry will be able to participate." {{COUNTERPOINT }}