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.

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