SLOTTING FEES PRICE EFFECTS AIRED AT FTC WORKSHOP

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Higher retail food prices would be the likely result if supermarkets stopped receiving slotting allowances from suppliers, according to a major retailer.However, slotting fees also threaten the viability of smaller players, countered a produce grower, packer and marketer.These charges were exchanged last week during a two-day workshop at the Federal Trade Commission, which has

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Higher retail food prices would be the likely result if supermarkets stopped receiving slotting allowances from suppliers, according to a major retailer.

However, slotting fees also threaten the viability of smaller players, countered a produce grower, packer and marketer.

These charges were exchanged last week during a two-day workshop at the Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating slotting fees. The workshop was designed to help FTC officia

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