Survey: Supermarkets de-list 50% of products as negotiating tactic

More than two thirds of suppliers to Ireland's biggest supermarket chains have had products de-listed in the past year.

A new survey by industry magazine 'Shelflife' found the practice of dropping products or threatening to de-list them as a negotiating tactic was widely employed by Tesco, Dunnes Stores and Superquinn.

Almost one-in-five Irish suppliers reported their products had been replaced with goods sourced from outside the country.

Of those surveyed, half cited Dunnes Stores as being the most severe in exerting pressure to drop prices or offer more favourable terms.

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