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.

Issues Spotlight

The GCA is currently seeking evidence from suppliers about the following specific areas of concern.

Amazon – short deliveries
Do you have any evidence of charges incurred for short deliveries into an Amazon fulfilment centre where Amazon would only accept its evidence of the shortage, rejecting others’ evidence irrespective of how conclusive it may have been?

In 2023 did you pay more than intended to Tesco, due at least in part (directly or indirectly) to its fulfilment fee initiative?

If you have any information related to either of these issues, please share them with s who will aggregate with input from other members and share anonymously with Mark White. You can also contact the GCA directly at or through their confidential app.



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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