CONSULTANT SAYS PRODUCE IS SLAMMED BY TRADE ALLOWANCES

DALLAS (FNS) -- The well of trade money from packaged-food suppliers may be drying up some -- and that means produce suppliers should expect mounting pressure on them to feed the supermarket industry's addiction to profits built on trade allowances.That bleak scenario was presented to produce suppliers at the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association's convention here by Christopher Hoyt, principal

DALLAS (FNS) -- The well of trade money from packaged-food suppliers may be drying up some -- and that means produce suppliers should expect mounting pressure on them to feed the supermarket industry's addiction to profits built on trade allowances.

That bleak scenario was presented to produce suppliers at the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association's convention here by Christopher Hoyt, principal of Hoyt and Co., a consulting firm based in Stamford, Conn.

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