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The struggle for independents to survive in the face of strong competition from larger retailers is not a new story. In the world of purchasing, pricing and promotions there are always accessibility issues, but major initiatives have tried to level the playing field.es and voluntary groups, and bolstered by the Federal Trade Commission, is making itself heard in food-industry promotional circles,"

The struggle for independents to survive in the face of strong competition from larger retailers is not a new story. In the world of purchasing, pricing and promotions there are always accessibility issues, but major initiatives have tried to level the playing field.

es and voluntary groups, and bolstered by the Federal Trade Commission, is making itself heard in food-industry promotional circles," declared the article's lead.

An FTC ruling outlawed promotions where networks a

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