WASHINGTON -- In an effort to get to the heart of the $4 billion dollar unsalables problem in the supermarket industry, retailers and manufacturers will conduct a collaborative study in hopes of creating a blueprint to reduce costs related to these products. Four project teams, which include manufacturers such as The Clorox Company, Oakland, Calif.; General Mills, Minneapolis; and Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill., will look at packaging, case design, pallet conditions, handling practices, unit ...

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