UNSALEABLES COSTS DECLINE FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

WASHINGTON -- The cost of unsaleables, the products whose condition renders them unfit for sale at retail, declined last year to 1.06% of sales for the average consumer packaged goods manufacturer, according to a new report.The drop in average manufacturer unsaleables costs -- calculated as the average of all individual company rates -- marked the second consecutive year that a decline was reported,

WASHINGTON -- The cost of unsaleables, the products whose condition renders them unfit for sale at retail, declined last year to 1.06% of sales for the average consumer packaged goods manufacturer, according to a new report.

The drop in average manufacturer unsaleables costs -- calculated as the average of all individual company rates -- marked the second consecutive year that a decline was reported, after three straight years of rising costs. Among responding manufacturers, 56% repor

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