Posts tagged supermarkets
Lessons from a decade of campaigning on supermarket power

The European Union’s new law on Unfair Trading Practices was officially passed in April 2019. It is the culmination of 10 years of Traidcraft Exchange’s EU lobbying and campaigning to curb supermarket power and strengthen the position of the workers and farmers who produce our food. Tom Wills reflects on the lessons of this process.

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What next for the Groceries Code Adjudicator?

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) is a regulator that was established by the UK government in 2013 to ensure that the 10 largest UK supermarkets deal with their direct suppliers fairly. Specifically, the GCA enforces the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) – a legal code that clearly sets out the features of ‘fair dealing’ when retailers purchase groceries products (including food) for re-sale.

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