Groceries Code Adjudicator upcoming events and recent activity – March 2017

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As enforcer of the UK’s Groceries Supply Code of Practice (“GSCOP”), the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has informed us of a number of its upcoming events as well as provided an update as to its ongoing activities. Please find details below.

GCA Organised Supplier Mornings


  • London – 27 March (9 am to 12:15 pm)
  • Manchester – 3 April (8:45 am to 12 pm)

The GCA is hosting two roundtable discussions with direct suppliers on two “Top 5” issues: pay to stay and forecasting.

There will be an opportunity for suppliers to hear more about the role of the GCA at these events and for one-to-one meetings with the GCA.  You can register for the events at:

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GCA Annual Survey 2017

Every year YouGov runs an annual sector survey on behalf of the GCA.  This collects the views of suppliers, trade bodies and others on retailer compliance with GSCOP and on other issues such as awareness of the GCA role and training.  The responses to the survey are crucial in helping identify what issues on GSCOP compliance are of concern and how suppliers view compliance with GSCOP more generally.

This survey was launched on 6 March.  The survey can be completed anonymously but if suppliers choose not to complete this anonymously, the GCA has to treat responses confidentially and ensure suppliers cannot be disclosed or identified by a retailer.  The survey is available at:

For further information please visit:

GCA annual conference


  • 26 June 2017 at Church House in Westminster

Along with updating delegates on the past year’s achievements and the GCA focus for the next twelve months, YouGov will also be announcing the results of the annual sector survey.  The keynote speaker will be the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility and Adam Leyland, the editor of The Grocer, will be giving his perspective on developments by retailers since the GCA was appointed.  After lunch there will be a short workshop for groceries suppliers on current issues.


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Walker Morris has developed both off-the-shelf and bespoke GSCOP, competition law and anti-bribery training packages for suppliers within the food industry. If you would like further information in relation to any of the above of would like to know more about how GSCOP can help your business or the role of the GCA, please use the contact details below.