Hema battling top suppliers in contract talks
The HEMA is breaking open one-sided contracts with its 50 biggest suppliers, demanding around 4 percent of the turnover back from last year. The shop is also going to pay even less on supplied products, De Telegraaf reports. Suppliers were told, in personal conversations on the so-called suppliers day of the HEMA, that some of the conditions are going under the knife. There will also be re-organization on several other grounds. The company wants to get rid of one of the five suppliers. Accounts will only be paid after 120 days in future. The discount that the HEMA is demanding, differs per supplier, but concerns between 3 and 5 percent in most cases. Branch association Vivo is calling it "inappropriate" and fears that the HEMA will break the relation if the supplier doesn't agree with the proposed changes.