CHICAGO -- Elements of the warehouse club industry may be seeking from vendors a fee schedule reminiscent of the conventional industry's slotting fees. In a letter sent out this fall, major suppliers of at least one membership-club operation were asked to cough up what was termed a "vendor appreciation payment" -- 5% of their October product sales -- to the chain. The manufacturer fee was requested to help the large warehouse club chain make up for failing to meet its quarterly sales ...

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