Publishers set to 'redraw map' on supermarket terms

<p>Publishers were this week working out strategies for fresh terms negotiations with Entertainment UK for supply to Tesco. But the collapse of the retail giant's former book supplier Cork raised serious questions about whether the discount demands of several leading supermarkets are sustainable for the industry in the long term.

Peter Roche, Orion chief executive, said that supermarkets' approach to pricing was "very important for the publishing industry", and that the collapse of Cork had "highlighted the problem of dealing with a middle man when selling to highly price-sensitive customer...

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