RARE DROP FOUND FOR UNSALEABLE CPG GOODS

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Unsaleables, or products deemed unfit for sale, cost CPG manufacturers $2.57 billion in 2003 across all retail channels, down $140 million from the previous year. It marked just the second annual decline since the industry began tracking unsaleables a decade ago.This was the upshot of the 2004 Unsaleables Benchmark Report, sponsored by Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Unsaleables, or products deemed unfit for sale, cost CPG manufacturers $2.57 billion in 2003 across all retail channels, down $140 million from the previous year. It marked just the second annual decline since the industry began tracking unsaleables a decade ago.

This was the upshot of the 2004 Unsaleables Benchmark Report, sponsored by Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers of America, Washington. The study was released here July 20 at the Joint Indus

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