UK: UK supermarkets - the long-term effects of foot and mouth - COMMENT
UK supermarkets have pledged to absorb much of the cost of the foot and mouth crisis. As a result of this cost, retailers' demands on suppliers are likely to change in the long term. The new code of conduct for supplier relations will do little to alter the fact that the supermarkets are in a dominant position. Suppliers that want to prosper in the future will need to start second-guessing the supermarkets' next moves.
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