“Totally ruthless” Tesco?
Paul Cullen has an interesting story about Tesco being held responsible for the near total collapse of a large-scale vegetable co-op earlier this year. An Oireachtas committee was told that Tesco withdrew its business from the Dublin Meath Growers (DMG) just two months after it opened a €5 million facility to meet demand from the retailing giant. Employment at the co-op subsequently fell from 80 to just two or three voluntary members after Tesco pulled out. At yesterday a representative of the co-op accused the the multiple of being “totally ruthless”. Tesco rejected the claims and said DMG had simply lost out to a competitor.