Perishable Agricultural Commodities: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, Second Session on H.R. 5023, Feb. 26, 1962

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Page 6 - A food broker is defined as an independent sales agent who performs the services of negotiating the sale of food and/or grocery products for and on account of the seller as principal, and who is not employed or established by, nor an affiliate or subsidiary of, any trade buyer, and whose compensation is a commission or brokerage paid by the seller.
Page 24 - Application of the license provisions of the act to retailers buying 90 percent or more of their fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables from wholesalers licensed under the law serves no useful purpose and imposes an unjustifiable tax on thousands of retail businesses.
Page 18 - ... felt this committee could work out an amendment which would be satisfactory to Mr. Bison and to your group. I might suggest it would be very helpful to us, to this committee, if you and Mr. Bison could get together and give us a draft of something which is satisfactory to both of you. Mr. RAINS. Well, I would be very happy to assist in any way possible. But we would be operating under a very heavy handicap, because I am not a lawyer, and as you know, Mr. Bison is a very able lawyer. I made that...
Page 10 - ... wholesale suppliers. For the purpose of this subsection, the amount of such purchases shall be determined on the basis of net invoice cost to the retailer. The purpose of this amendment is to exempt from coverage under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act those food retailers who purchase 90 percent or more of their fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables from one or more wholesalers licensed under the act. Such wholesale suppliers include independent service wholesalers selling fresh produce...
Page 28 - Institute, National Association of Retail Grocers of the United States and the National Association of Convenience Stores.

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