FTC HEARING, TELEVISION PROGRAM CAST FOCUS ON SLOTTING ALLOWANCES

NEW YORK -- A television news broadcast and a governmental hearing have turned a spotlight on supermarket slotting allowances.The program, a "20/20" episode on ABC, and a Federal Trade Commission hearing in Washington raised the issue of whether slotting fees inflate retail prices and keep some products off shelves.In the "20/20" piece, entrepreneurs with promising products explained their battles

NEW YORK -- A television news broadcast and a governmental hearing have turned a spotlight on supermarket slotting allowances.

The program, a "20/20" episode on ABC, and a Federal Trade Commission hearing in Washington raised the issue of whether slotting fees inflate retail prices and keep some products off shelves.

In the "20/20" piece, entrepreneurs with promising products explained their battles to get and retain space in supermarkets.

Richard Worth, chairman of De

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