Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-119) 33 pp

December 2013

Trends in Infant Formula Rebate Contracts: Implications for the WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is the major purchaser of infant formula in the United States. This study evaluates recent trends in net prices for infant formula and cost implications for WIC. Errata: On December 24, 2013, a typo was discovered on page 17 of EIB-119, "Trends in Infant Formula Rebate Contracts: Implications for the WIC Program." In figure 8 on page 17, the vertical axis label was corrected from "Billions" to "Millions."

Keywords: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, WIC, infant formula, rebate, net price

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Last updated: Monday, December 02, 2013

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