AUSTRALIA: New Buying Group To Challenge Metcash

A group of hardware retailers and suppliers have thrown their support behind a fledgling, independent buying group that will challenge Metcash’s wholesale distribution business.

Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald website

NAM Implications:
  • Early days but if the new buying group can make the numbers work then both suppliers and retailers will support this alternative to Metcash.
  • Time for suppliers to prepare for increased scrutiny of their trading terms and harmonise appropriately in the 12 month window remaining.