26 ноября 2008, 00:00 3193 просмотра

Wal-Mart Asda to listen to suppliers

In an exclusive interview with The Grocer, the Chief Executive of Asda, Andy Bond, has said that the main way that the retailer could help suppliers was "to keep growing our business". But, he added, if suppliers were having financial difficulties, Asda could in "certain very exceptional circumstances provide funding. There is one particular supplier that we have a very good relationship with, that we are helping out financially," he said. "It is providing a unique proposition for us but we have also been working with this company for 40 years and that has emotion attached to it." Bond rejected allegations that supermarkets were putting pressure on suppliers to give them better terms, and said that where suppliers were currently struggling it was often for financing reasons rather than because of poor operational profitability. Asda was committed to supporting suppliers if they ran their businesses well, he insisted. "If companies are in financial difficulties because they are badly run, they deserve to go out of business. We are not a charity," he said. "But it is not in our interest for companies to go bust. We will talk openly to any company in financial difficulties."


Статья относится к тематикам: Точка бифуркации
Поделиться публикацией:
Частные марки: опыт американских сетей

В США прошла конференция Store Brands' Collaboration Summit в Орландо, организованная группой Stagnito Media. Основной тематикой мероприятия стали тренды развития частных марок.

Онлайн-ритейлу не победить!

Какие офлайн-магазины будут востребованы?

Осторожно, двери закрываются: кто ушел с рынка с начала года

С начала года прослеживается тенденция по выходу из бизнеса региональных сетей под давлением федеральных ритейлеров, причем как в продуктовом сегменте, так и в DIY, и в сегменте детских товаров. ...

Wal-Mart Asda to listen to suppliersWal-Mart, Asda, to listen, suppliers, retailers, crunch
  1. Когда ваша компания перейдет на онлайн-кассы?