A Non-Compliance Fee involves a charge imposed on a vendor or supplier in the retail industry for failing to meet specific compliance requirements set by a retailer. These requirements often relate to aspects such as product quality, packaging standards, delivery schedules, or regulatory compliance. Retailers establish compliance programs to ensure suppliers adhere to agreed-upon standards, and non-compliance fees act as penalties for deviations. This mechanism encourages suppliers to meet specified requirements, helping retailers maintain consistency and quality in their supply chains.