Mark White revealed a new best practice statement for future audits

GCA announces best practice statement for audits

By Gwen Ridler

A new best practice statement to respond to suppliers’ concerns about the way the large supermarkets are carrying out audits was unveiled by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) today (30 September).

Grocery Code Adjudicator: No extended remit

Government rejects calls to extend remit of GCA

By Michelle Perrett

The government has rejected calls to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), but has pledged to introduce measures to protect smaller suppliers, including a £10M collaboration fund.

Barcode scanners must be ISO compliant

Supplier fines in the spotlight

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s supermarkets have been accused of “profiteering” at the expense of their suppliers by imposing inflated charges for product recalls and other faults, including for barcode labels on cases of product that don’t comply with their system specifications.

Christine Tacon: ‘The collaborative approach that I have promoted has been a real engine of change’

Complaints to Groceries Code Adjudicator fall

By Rick Pendrous

Far fewer food and drink suppliers are complaining of abuses from their big retailer customers, according to the results of the annual online survey published by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) today (June 26).

GCA Christine Tacon's remit is being reviewed

GCA remit extension would ‘paralyse’ progress: FDF

By Matt Atherton

Extending the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA’s) powers would be unimaginably complex and would “paralyse the progress” that’s already been made, claimed the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Meurig Raymond called for a European equivalent to the Groceries Code Adjudicator

Euro grocery boss idea divides opinion

By Matt Atherton

European food and drink manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope has failed to back calls for a European-wide Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

Tacon: 'I want to know how retailer practices have changed over the past 12 months'

Tacon urges trade to respond to groceries survey

By Rod Addy

All 10 major food retailers have now backed the second annual groceries suppliers’ survey launched by Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon last month, according to a GCA spokeswoman.

Tesco faces an investigation into its relationship with suppliers

GCA faces catch-22 over Tesco probe

By Rod Addy

Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon faces as much pressure as Tesco from the results of her investigation into the supermarket’s relationship with suppliers, according to a leading food analyst.

Environment secretary Liz Truss said trade bodies should play a bigger role in exposing abuse of suppliers

Oxford farming conference

Trade bodies ‘should play bigger role’ on supplier abuses: DEFRA

By Michael Stones

Food industry trade associations should play a bigger role in helping to expose the abuses suffered by suppliers at the hands of supermarkets and other customers, said environment secretary Liz Truss at the Oxford Farming Conference this week.

Christine Tacon: Talk to me about alleged supermarket abuse of power


Report supermarket abuse, urges grocery adjudicator

By Christine Tacon

In as many weeks, two polls have sent me a strong message that I still have a big job to raise awareness of what I can do for groceries suppliers and build their confidence so that they give me the information I need to act.


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