TITLE

FTC pinpoints slotting fees

AUTHOR(S)
Teinowitz, Ira
PUB. DATE
February 2001
SOURCE
Advertising Age;2/26/2001, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) investigation on slotting fees, the funds which marketers pay to supermarket chains to reserve space on store shelves. An FTC staff report highlighted the antitrust implications of the fees. And it also urged the commission to quit waiting for marketers to volunteer information of slotting practices and subpoena the information.
ACCESSION #
4145009

 

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