The Hidden Costs & Casualties of Supermarket Slotting Fees

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 In this Dec. 14, 2010, file photo, Alicia Ortiz shops through the cereal aisle as her daughter Aaliyah Garcia catches a short nap in the shopping cart at a Family Dollar store in Waco, Texas.

Kate Cox, an editor for The New Food Economy, Chase Purdy, a global business reporter for Quartz, and investigative journalist Gary Rivlin discuss supermarkets and slotting fees. We’ll look into how supermarket distributors charge food companies and manufacturers fees in order to have their product placed on their shelves, and why this is problematic. Often, it’s only huge, multi-national brands like Nestle, Unilever, Kellogg and Pepsico that can afford these fees, as prices can range around $9,000 to $150,000.