FTC workshop puts pressure on slotting fees

Teinowitz, Ira
March 2000
Advertising Age;3/20/2000, Vol. 71 Issue 12, p83
Trade Publication
This article reports the plans of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to offer a workshop in 2000, to look into the practice of supermarket slotting fees. The FTC said in a press release that the public working, essentially a hearing and scheduled for March 31, 2000 and June 1, 2000, is intended to learn about the nature of slotting allowances and better assess competitive concerns. The FTC gas been under congressional pressure to act on slotting fees. In its notice, the FTC said it intends to examine both slotting fees and category management. William Cohen, the deputy director of the policy planning of FTC, said the agency feels there has not been enough systematic gathering of facts about the effects of slotting fees and it wants to more closely examines them.


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