SLOTTING FEES CALLED UNFAIR IN CALIFORNIA SARA LEE SUIT

LOS ANGELES -- The fairness of slotting fees may be determined in court here following the filing of a complaint that accuses Sara Lee and a wholly owned subsidiary of unfair competition.The complaint says slotting fees deprive consumers of potential variety, exposure to certain brands and possible product innovations by giving larger manufacturers an edge over smaller companies.The complaint, filed

LOS ANGELES -- The fairness of slotting fees may be determined in court here following the filing of a complaint that accuses Sara Lee and a wholly owned subsidiary of unfair competition.

The complaint says slotting fees deprive consumers of potential variety, exposure to certain brands and possible product innovations by giving larger manufacturers an edge over smaller companies.

The complaint, filed in California Superior Court here, accuses Sara Lee, Chicago, and Internatio

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