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Multi-channel participation prompts GSCOP clarification

By David Lowe

The Groceries Code Adjudicator has published a third GSCOP clarification in the space of six months.

Morrisons’ new multi-channel initiative has caused concern among suppliers and trade bodies alike. It involved asking suppliers ‘for an optional “multi-channel status” payment of a set amount per product’, adding that, ‘through multi-channel status suppliers’ products would be offered greater exposure and sales opportunity’.

Morrisons insisted that those who declined were not penalised, stating that any payment was not a requirement and that if a supplier did not wish to pay, there would be no negative consequences to their existing relationship with Morrisons…

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