Supplier payments in the spotlight

Comment: Implications of Tesco probe could be minimal… or very far reaching indeed

The Grocery Code Adjudicator launched a probe into Tesco's supplier payments today (5 February). Given Tesco has already taken moves…

Grocery watchdog to probe Tesco over supplier abuses

The UK's Grocery Code Adjudicator has launched an investigation into Tesco's dealings with its suppliers following September's profit-overstatement scandal. Last…

Comment: Manufacturers should tread carefully over extended payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain…

Small UK businesses slam “supply chain bullying”

UK body The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed to have uncovered "alarming levels" of "widespread unfair dealing" in…

Premier backs down over supplier payments

Premier Foods plc has amended the way it approaches supplier negotiations after coming under fire for allegedly requesting payments from…

Premier stands firm on supplier payment request

Premier Foods plc has insisted its suppliers will ultimately benefit from requests for payments, arguing they also stand to gain…