SAN DIEGO -- Like an orange, produce grower/shippers are being squeezed for extra profits by retailers who are using business practices once thought confined to Center Store, a panel of government and industry officials said at the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association convention here. Slotting fees, rebates, allowances and related payments are becoming a regular part of doing business in produce these days; in a revitalized department that has risen meteorically from a simple ...

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