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Supplier, stuck with $85M hand sanitizer order, sues Kroger

December 8, 2020

K7 Design Group, a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of consumer products marketing under the “Ultra Defense” brand label, has filed an $85 million lawsuit against Kroger alleging that the grocer placed a huge order for hand sanitizer in the early months of the pandemic when supplies were running short nationwide and then refused to take shipment when demand softened.

The complaint against Kroger, which was filed last week in a federal court in Cincinnati,OH, alleges that the supermarket giant’s refusal to take delivery has left the supplier “with a tremendous quantity of hand sanitizer for which K7 has no other use and which it has been forced to store in its overflowing warehouses.”

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