Department store chain Hema has confirmed that it subtracts 5% from the bills of all companies supplying its own label products for ‘marketing purposes’.
‘This is not unusual practise,’ news agency ANP quotes a Hema spokeswoman as saying on Tuesday.
But according to suppliers, the 5% levy is being used to bolster the profits of Hema’s new owner, investment fund Lion Capital, reports the Financieele Dagblad.
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