Danone products return to Delhaize stores after price row ends
Empty fridge shelves in Delhaize stores throughout Belgium should start to be refilled again after the supermarket chain reached a deal with supplier Danone to end a price dispute.
Delhaize had been in disagreement with the French dairy manufacturer over supply conditions for two weeks, during which time Danone products were no longer stocked in any of its shops.
Danone had wanted to increase its prices, a move which Delhaize had argued did not "reflect reality".
The supermarket group said in a statement that it had now reached a "a balanced agreement that satisfies both sides".
"Danone and Delhaize will make every effort to get the affected products back on the shelves as soon as possible," the firm said.
Retail news website RetailDetail reports that Lidl is also in conflict with Danone over pricing. A spokesperson for the discount supermarket chain said negotiations with the supplier were ongoing.
Well, the Danone prices have increased a lot in Carrefour so I hardly think they will be even a cent less expensive in Delhaize, since all supermarkets in Belgium have an (under-the-table) agreement not to implement competitive pricing. The only way to find affordable Danone products is to go cross-border shopping.