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Supplier payments in the spotlight

Comment: Manufacturers should tread carefully over extended payment terms

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 points to the pressure manufacturers are themselves facing in the current trading environment - and their need to free up cash flow in the balance sheet. But, in a charged political atmosphere, manufacturers should tread carefully, Katy Askew suggests.