WASHINGTON -- Slotting fees for the national introduction of a new product could range from a little under $1 million to more than $2 million, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission released last week. The 119-page study, "Slotting Allowances in the Retail Grocery Industry: Selected Case Studies in Five Grocery Categories," examines in detail the slotting-fee practices in five categories (fresh bread, hot dogs, ice cream, pasta and salad dressing) of seven unnamed ...

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