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Manufacturers often pay "slotting fees,"

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Manufacturers often pay "slotting fees," payments to retailers to provide their product prime shelf space. These fees range from $25,000 for one item in one store to $3 million for a chain of store. An example is placing Doritos within a football display before Super Bowl Sunday.;A. In what type of market structure would this behavior likely be prevalent?;B. What does this behavior accomplish for the firm? Relate your answer to the observation that a typical supermarket stocks about 30,000 products.;C. Demonstrate the likely long-term profit in this marekt structure?;D. Firms have cmoplained to the FTC that this practice is unfair. What is their likely argument?;E. What is an argument on the other side of that presented in D above?

 

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