Amazon bound by the Groceries Supply Code of Practice

Amazon has become the 14th retailer to be bound by the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, which regulates how all designated firms manage their relationships with suppliers to ensure they are treating them fairly and lawfully.

The move follows the Competition and Markets Authority to designate Amazon as a grocery retailer last month.

According to the Code, which applies to retailers with an annual turnover of more than £1 billion from grocery sales, now restricts firms from making changes to supply contracts at short notice. It also requires retailers to give an appropriate period of notice if they no longer want to use a supplier and provide reasons for ending the contract.

In response, the Groceries Code Adjudicator, Mark White, will be working with Amazon’s Code Compliance Officer (CCO), Alex Simpson, to help the organisation transition to complying with the Code.

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“Now that Amazon is covered by the Code, I am looking forward to working with their CCO to ensure that they are complying with the Code and treating their suppliers lawfully and fairly,” White said.

“As the groceries industry faces a range of challenges, my message to Amazon groceries’ suppliers is to get in touch if you have any Code-related issues. Your feedback is vital for informing my discussions with Amazon.”

He is also inviting suppliers to contact the GCA if they have any concerns about how they are being treated by Amazon.

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