USDA: PRODUCE SLOT FEES INCREASING

The various players in the produce industry -- from grower/shippers to retailers -- received a fresh peek late last month at the ongoing controversy over slotting fees and related retail trade practices, with the release of two U.S. government reports. The Federal Trade Commission's update, which recommends reviewing potential anti- competitive conduct on a case-by-case basis, examined the entire

The various players in the produce industry -- from grower/shippers to retailers -- received a fresh peek late last month at the ongoing controversy over slotting fees and related retail trade practices, with the release of two U.S. government reports. The Federal Trade Commission's update, which recommends reviewing potential anti- competitive conduct on a case-by-case basis, examined the entire supermarket industry. The other, from the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agr

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