REWE SETS SURCHARGE ON VENDORS TO AID ECR

COLOGNE, Germany (FNS) -- Rewe Zentralorganisationen here has stirred a debate over who pays for Efficient Consumer Response programs by imposing a surcharge on vendors -- and some observers say other German retailers may soon follow suit.Rewe has informed vendors that it intends to charge them 1% of their sales to the chain in order to fund ECR investments. The retailer gave suppliers one month to

COLOGNE, Germany (FNS) -- Rewe Zentralorganisationen here has stirred a debate over who pays for Efficient Consumer Response programs by imposing a surcharge on vendors -- and some observers say other German retailers may soon follow suit.

Rewe has informed vendors that it intends to charge them 1% of their sales to the chain in order to fund ECR investments. The retailer gave suppliers one month to respond to the plan, but industry executives said that suppliers probably would have l

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