Search the Archive

Supermarkets / Slotting #129340

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1990
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Little River, Kansas: Morton Dean) ABC News investigation into what companies pay to get space on supermarket shelves featured; details given of "slotting," payment of entry fees to get into stores; scenes shown from Little River, Kansas, where one cookie entrepreneur is caught in a marketing bind. [Cookies by Carolyn WRIGHT - comments.] Per item slotting fees demanded by specific supermarkets outlined on screen. Problems faced by small companies in reaching shelves of larger chains examined. [Sloan's Supermarkets chairman Jules ROSE - cites store's costs.] ["Food Distribution Magazine" publisher Brad McDOWELL - says it is extortion.] [WRIGHT - says this is consumer rape because they wind up paying the slotting fee.]

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.