UNSALEABLES COSTS UP IN GMA/FMI STUDY

SAN FRANCISCO -- Manufacturers' costs for warehouse-delivered unsaleable products -- those that arrive at stores but cannot be sold -- increased slightly in 2002 across retail channels to $2.6 billion, from $2.5 billion the previous year.That was the bottom-line result from a new study sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers of America. The study, the 2003 Unsaleables Benchmark

SAN FRANCISCO -- Manufacturers' costs for warehouse-delivered unsaleable products -- those that arrive at stores but cannot be sold -- increased slightly in 2002 across retail channels to $2.6 billion, from $2.5 billion the previous year.

That was the bottom-line result from a new study sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers of America. The study, the 2003 Unsaleables Benchmark Report, was released here 10 days ago at the Joint Industry Unsaleables Managem

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