Matthew Wetton sent a very straightforward query to C-Store via our website (
He asks: "Have any of your readers complained about supplier theft or fraud specifically within the direct-to-store chilled food sector?"
He adds that he has a major issue with a supplier which has invoiced him for year-on-year purchases of +28% while his sales for the same period show -4%.
"So I have lost my margin (£6,500) and I suspect that the goods I've paid for have never entered my store."
He claims that all the signatures on the delivery notes have been forged by delivery drivers. "Do you have any other readers who have had the same problem?" he asks.
Not that I have heard of, but perhaps I will now.