Christine Tacon appointed first Groceries Code adjudicator

Christine Tacon has been appointed to the newly created role of independent Groceries Code adjudicator — dubbed ‘supermarket ombudsman’. Ms Tacon has a strong commercial background having headed the Co-operative Group’s farming business for 11 years, turning the £60m turnover business from a £6m loss to a £6m profit. Tacon will be responsible for enforcing the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, which regulates interactions between the 10 largest supermarkets and their direct suppliers…

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