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A close up view of yellow Enfamil infant formula cans stacked on a retail shelf.

Alameda, CA - Oct 13, 2020: Grocery store shelf with canisters of Enfamil brand baby formula. Gentle Nutrition for infants 0-12 months. Produced by Mead Johnson, a subsidiary of Reckitt Benckiser

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Food Fix in the news: I joined PBS NewsHour on Sunday to discuss infant formula. Retail data suggests things are almost back to normal – 87 percent in stock, on average, per the most recent numbers from IRI Worldwide – but retail shelves still look bad in many places. You can watch the segment here. P.S. If you are an expert on retail stocking and/or slotting fees, please get in touch. I still have some questions.

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