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Edeka customers face empty shelves: more than 150 products could become scarce

2023-01-17T11:34:54.787Z


Edeka customers are once again threatened with gaps on the supermarket shelf. Two major manufacturers have stopped delivery. More than 150 products are affected.


Edeka customers are once again threatened with gaps on the supermarket shelf.

Two major manufacturers have stopped delivery.

More than 150 products are affected.

Dortmund – The new year starts again with bitter disputes over prices between supermarkets and food manufacturers.

The full-range supplier Edeka is currently affected.

Two manufacturers have now suspended deliveries, so many well-known branded products could become scarce.

Edeka shelves could become emptier: brands like Pepsi, 7Up, Lipton and Lay's affected

There have been real price wars in the food industry for months.

Many large manufacturers are demanding sharp price increases from food retailers.

Edeka had already defended itself against price increases in 2022, with success.

Now the retailer is again threatened with gaps on the shelves due to delivery stops.

According to information from the

Lebensmittelzeitung

, the beverage and food manufacturer PepsiCo is no longer supplying the supermarket across the board.

Many products from the range cannot be ordered.

The group is now allegedly demanding a price increase of 30 percent on the entire range from Edeka, as reported by RUHR24.

However, Edeka opposes this demand, which is why PepsiCo immediately stopped deliveries.

So far there is no prospect of a possible compromise.

Well-known Pepsi, 7Up, Lipton, and Lay's branded products are manufactured by PepsiCo.

Retail competition Rewe also expects the price dispute with PepsiCo to escalate and is also preparing for the lack of deliveries.

Edeka is against price increases - and accepts the delivery stops of more than 150 products

Food retailers in Germany continue to fight against excessive price demands from manufacturers.

This is also the case with the consumer goods group Beiersdorf.

The company has also currently stopped deliveries to Edeka.

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Nivea products could soon become scarce at Edeka.

© Manfred Segerer/IMago

Customers could soon notice this through gaps in the shelves of established cosmetic products from the brands Nivea, Labello, 8X4, Eucerin and Hansaplast.

According to the

Lebensmittelzeitung

, more than 150 of the manufacturer's products are affected by the delivery stops (more about supermarkets and discounters at RUHR24).

In the PepsiCo and Beiersdorf cases, Edeka speaks of "unilateral" delivery stops on the part of the manufacturers.

The food retailers do not want to give in to the manufacturers and remain steadfast despite possible empty shelves.

New price demands from food manufacturers: Well-known brand manufacturers are following suit

As the

Lebensmittelzeitung

reports, manufacturer SC Johnson is also threatening supermarkets with price increases.

SC Johnson sells a wide range of cleaning, hygiene, care and insect protection products.

Brands like Glade or Autan fall under this.

There are also similar demands from the rusk manufacturer Brandt and the jam and honey manufacturer Göbber.

The disputes about the prices do not seem to have an end for a long time.

It remains to be seen how any delivery stops will actually affect the existing range when shopping.

List of rubrics: © Political-Moments/Kay-Helge Hercher/Imago;

Collage: RUHR24

Source: merkur

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