Naked Slotting Fees for Vertical Control of Multi-Product Retail Markets

Slotting fees are fixed charges paid by food manufacturers to retailers for access to the retail market. The practice is both increasingly common and increasingly controversial. This note shows how imperfectly competitive retailers and a monopolistic supplier of one good can use "naked" slotting fees – charges imposed on competitive suppliers of other goods – to extract rent in vertically integrated multi-good markets.


Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/201545
Total Pages:
19
Series Statement:
FSWP
2004-02




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