In many European countries, a handful of retail chains are increasingly dominating food sales. Their buying power allows them to set profitable terms and conditions, while getting away with unethical trading practices with their suppliers. The resulting downward price pressure can be detrimental for suppliers, workers and consumers.
Despite gradually improving supermarket sourcing policies, conditions remain poor for agricultural workers and suppliers in supermarket supply chains in low-income countries.
SOMO focuses on addressing unfair trading practices and improving labour conditions in supermarket supply chains.