Very few people like slotting fees. However, even fewer are willing to take any steps to change the widespread industry practice of having manufacturers pay retailers to put and keep their wares on supermarket shelves. Only 1% of manufacturers responding to SN's national survey on the topic said that the current state of slotting fee payments was "acceptable as is," while 87% called for either major change or elimination. Among retailer respondents, the dissatisfaction was a little less ...
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