Homebase denies late fines are unfair


Home improvement retailer Homebase has roundly rejected the suggestion that fines of up to £3,000 for late deliveries at its DCs are excessive or unfair. The retailer was recently named alongside three others by vehicle operators for the high fines it levies on suppliers for late deliveries at its DCs (MT 23 June). A spokeswoman told MT: “As with most supply chains in the UK, Homebase operates a cost recovery programme that is directly associated with supplier non-conformance to agreed […]