Supermarkets using 'shocking tactics' to extract money from suppliers

Supermarkets like Tesco and Morrisons are using “shocking tactics” to extort money from their suppliers, a Government watchdog has claimed. 

In one case, a supplier was pressured to spend £25,000 on a table at a charity ball or risk having their product withdrawn from shelves, according to groceries code adjudicator Christine Tacon. 

Speaking on the “power of supermarkets” at a Westminster Forum conference, Ms Tacon reportedly said she regularly hears about stores claiming delivered goods never arrived, asking suppliers to pay to keep their goods on the shelves, and charging the supplier up to £55 if a customer

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