The FDF works closely with the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to raise awareness on the right of suppliers and obligations faced by the UK’s largest grocery retailers in commercial negotiations.

The FDF lobbies Government to deliver a fairer food supply chain by ensuring the GCA has the long-term resources to undertake its essential work.

GCA Annual Conference 2024

This year’s GCA Annual Conference will take place on Tuesday 1st October. Participants can join in person at a venue which will be confirmed soon, or online.

The conference will bring together supplier representatives, designated retailers, and other experts to reflect on changes to the grocery sector, ongoing challenges, support available for suppliers and future priorities.

You can find more details or register on the GCA website or email for direct enquiries.


Groceries Code Adjudicator Annual Survey open until 25th February

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) annual survey on the groceries sector with the independent polling company YouGov is open until 25 February, 2024. All members who supply the retail sector are encouraged to complete the survey as it is a valuable opportunity for businesses to inform the GCA about how they have been treated by the UK’s 14 largest retailers.

Confidential responses to the survey will enable to GCA to better understand suppliers’ concerns and subsequently inform the GCA’s work to improve retailers’ treatment of suppliers. 

The survey can be accessed here:

You can find more about the GCA and the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) in our toolkit here. If you have questions about the survey or would like to confidentially raise concerns regarding a retailer relationship, please contact Tanya

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