WASHINGTON -- Slotting fees may have taken root in the fresh-cut produce category, but there is no evidence to date that they've spread to many commodity items, concludes the second report in a three-part series examining retail trade practices in the fresh produce industry. The report, "U.S. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Marketing: Emerging Trade Practices, Trends, and Issues," was compiled by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It tracks the activities ...

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