Many of you may have received a letter from Kroger (click here), or you have no doubt read in the Western Growers Spotlight (click here) or other trade publications about Kroger’s attempt to brazenly extend payment terms on the backs of suppliers to 90 days.  Effective August 1, 2018, Kroger wants to raise capital on the balance sheets of their s

Matt McInerney

There needs to be timely notification in order to have an effective rejection by your customer, the receiver.  While, you as the shipper, may have an obligation to take back the shipment, keep in mind that if it is later determined the rejection was wrongful, your customer could be held liable for the original contract price and incidental expenses, less any resale proceeds received by you.

So is timely notification an important component in achieving an effective rejection?

Ken Gilliland


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