Breach of trust

I wrote recently about the problem with hamburgers tainted with horse meat. It seems that the story has run to its logical conclusion. Tesco has severed its ties with its hamburger supplier.

The cited reason: ‘breach of trust’. Note: it is not the breach of contractual terms (even though they breached them). It is not the dissatisfaction with quality. It is the breach of trust, plain and simply. They trusted their supplier, and such a trust was apparently misplaced.

Tesco is a large buyer. Very large. Loosing contract with them may mean going bankrupt. If someone ask you what is the value of trust, here it is: sometimes it is your survival as the company.

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