Suppliers in a frenzy about Woolies plan to cut data
The Australian reported that the nations' grocery suppliers are rebelling against a new Woolworths policy that from next year will shut them out from essential data that tracks the sales of brands within supermarket categories. Some fear that the lack of transparency around sales performance will leave suppliers defenseless when their product faces a threat of being delisted. Suppliers have also raised the issue of a potential conflict of interest around Woolworth's private label grocery business, FoodCo, gaining access to competitor data that could be used to outmaneuver other brands. Currently, Woolworths shares key data with its suppliers, for a fee.