Posts tagged supply chains
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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Fruitful business opportunities

Two years ago, Traidcraft Exchange started work with low-income Senegalese fruit farmers and collectors to look at how they could organise their businesses, sell their exotic fruits and begin to turn a healthy profit. Alistair Leadbetter visited the project in early 2018, and reflects on the challenges of the project and the steps that need to be taken to link producers with markets.

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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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