WASHINGTON IS STILL PLUGGING AT SLOTTING FEES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Slotting fees and whether they should be regulated by existing or new antitrust laws are a topic with staying power in Washington.The dispute has divided the principal food-industry associations.The Food Marketing Institute here (representing retailers) and Food Distributors International, Falls Church, Va. (representing wholesalers) have lined up on the pro-fee, anti-regulation

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Slotting fees and whether they should be regulated by existing or new antitrust laws are a topic with staying power in Washington.

The dispute has divided the principal food-industry associations.

The Food Marketing Institute here (representing retailers) and Food Distributors International, Falls Church, Va. (representing wholesalers) have lined up on the pro-fee, anti-regulation side.

The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, Alexandria,

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