Groceries Code Adjudicator

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).

The Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has failed to deliver, claims Duncan Swift of accountancy firm Moore Stephens

Groceries code boss ‘has failed to deliver’

By Rick Pendrous


The future of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon and the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) has been put in doubt because so few investigations had been undertaken since they were both set up, a food and drink sector insolvency...

The GCA's future is to be decided

The big interview

Groceries code boss says progress made

By Noli Dinkovski

With a decision on the future of the Groceries Code Adjudicator looming, Christine Tacon believes progress is being made. 

Who would you like to see win?

Searching for a Food Manufacture hero

By Michael Stones

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a food and drink manufacturing hero and we need your help to find winning candidate.

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.

Christine Tacon: 'I have all sorts of powers'

Groceries adjudicator Tacon defends her role

By Nicholas Robinson

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon has refuted attacks about her ineffectiveness, after criticism that she lacked the clout to punish supermarkets that breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).

Good week, bad week charts who was up and who was down in the UK food industry over the past seven days

Food industry firms: Good week, bad week (wk 6)

By Michael Stones

That was the food industry week that was – good for some and bad for others. In our sideways look at the past seven days, we chart the firms with something to celebrate and those that may prefer to forget the week.

Tacon was appointed as GCA in January, 2013

Expert: Tacon needs more than power to fine

By Rod Addy

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) needs more than the power to fine supermarkets breaking the Groceries Supply Code of Practice to be effective, according to one leading industry expert.

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.

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