BHETA steps in as retailers seek to impose extended trading terms

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has interceded for DIY, housewares and garden suppliers where retailers are seeking to impose extended trading terms.

In letters to trading directors and chief buying officers, BHETA’s chief operating officer, Will Jones has requested urgent telephone appointments to discuss the likely consequences for suppliers and to point out that it should surely be the collective responsibility of both retailers and suppliers to face the challenges of Covid-19 jointly, to secure the future security of the sector.

Commenting on BHETA’s intervention, Mr Jones said: “While we are all trading in extremely challenging and unprecedented times, retailers seeking to extend payment terms, which in many cases are already lengthy, only adds to the difficulties being faced at the moment.”

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