Stand your ground

Stand your ground

Tesco is facing yet another investigation into its business practices, this one looking at the way that the company has treated its suppliers. Tesco stands accused of bullying those suppliers into accepting poor conditions and then delaying paying its bills, causing yet more hardship for those suppliers.

This begs two questions. First, have any printers been caught up in this, given that Tesco, as with all supermarkets, is a major user of print, from packaging through to sign and display print as well as direct mail.

But the other question is why the focus on Tesco? Plenty of other corporations have treated their suppliers badly. Probably best not to mention the way that most publishers treat their journalists…




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