Groceries Code Adjudicator’s guidance on investigations and enforcement functions

The Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013 came into force on 25 June 2013. The act established the Groceries Code Adjudicator to enforce the Grocery Supply Code of Practice. The code was designed to remedy certain adverse effects on competition identified by the Competition Commission relating to the supply of groceries in the UK.

The code currently applies to all retailers with a turnover of more than £1bn in groceries in the UK and imposes certain obligations on these large retailers in relation to their dealings with suppliers.

The adjudicator published consultation draft guidance on the adjudicator’s investigation and enforcement functions on 31 July 2013 and final statutory guidance was published on 18 December 2013…

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