The UK’s groceries code adjudicator (GCA) is “making a difference” according to the results of a YouGov survey which is published today.
Progress is being made across a range of significant areas, it’s claimed, with the survey showing a drop in the number of suppliers reporting code-related issues in their dealings with the ten large retailers from 79% last year to 70% in 2015.
At the same time, 47% of suppliers would now consider raising issues with the GCA, an increase of 9% on 2014.
GCA Christine Tacon (pictured above) welcomed the survey results as signs of “making a difference in the midst of a challenging year for suppliers and retailers”.
“We still have some way to go in important areas but this is a clear sign we are on the right track,” she said. “Suppliers are more aware of the GCA and its work and fewer now believe the GCA will not be able to do anything if they bring an issue to me.”