Supermarkets charging for forecasting errors, consumer complaints, margin maintenance, payments to remain listed – or being delisted without sufficient notice – or for better positioning instore and delayed payments, are some of the top problems raised...
Food and drink manufacturers are being urged to participate in a consultation that aims to find out whether retailers are asking their suppliers to pay for better positioning of goods or expanded shelf-space.
Tesco boss Dave Lewis has apologised for a second time to suppliers, after the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) ruled Britain’s biggest retailer had breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice rules in three key areas.
Small to medium-sized food and drink manufacturers (SMEs) are being forced to wait more than two-weeks longer than big businesses to receive payment from their customers, according to research by the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA).
2 Sisters Food Group faces criticism from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after BBC’s Newsnight programme revealed a letter to suppliers claiming they could wait over four months for payments.
Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon has criticised food and drink suppliers for failing to complain about supermarket abuses of power, warning her office was threatened unless they were more forthcoming.