Happy Holidays, but Hold the Gifts

Suppliers of Giant-Carlisle, the Ahold-owned banner based in Carlisle, Pa., recently received a holiday message from the chain: Please don't give us any presents. At least, not any big presents. In a mailer that vendors received last week, the chain outlined what is and what is not allowed when it comes to employees receiving gifts from suppliers. Unlike Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., which reportedly

Suppliers of Giant-Carlisle, the Ahold-owned banner based in Carlisle, Pa., recently received a holiday message from the chain: “Please don't give us any presents.”

At least, not any big presents. In a mailer that vendors received last week, the chain outlined what is and what is not allowed when it comes to employees receiving gifts from suppliers.

Unlike Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., which reportedly forbids its employees from receiving gifts of any value — even a cup

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