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Asda accused of suspending orders

Asda a British supermarket retailer has been accused of cancelling or suspending garment orders without full payment.

The retailer has been targeted in a petition by anti-fast fashion activist group Remake, alongside Gap, C&A and Primark.

The petition says the retailers named have not yet promised to pay suppliers for all orders that were cancelled or paused as a result of coronavirus which has left millions of garment workers in Bangladesh jobless with no severance or access to healthcare.

According to Remake, Asda is refusing to accept a percentage of George orders and is imposing "enormous discounts" from 40-70 per cent on suppliers for a proportion of orders that have not yet been completed.

This is particularly disturbing when noting that Asda and Walmart have both been able to remain open during Covid-19 because of their food sales and are both presumably making a significant profit, said the group.


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