A Complete Understanding of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) Book

Weblinks from the book are hyperlinked for you below.

GCA challenges Suppliers to understand the Code

3. A Summary of the history, reason for being, and why you need to know about the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)

4. Where did Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) come from? And Why?

5. What is the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)?

7. What are the highlights from the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)?

8. What does the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) cover and not cover?

  • Page 31 – Wragge Law firm
  • Page 31 – David Lowe of Wragge Law firm

9. Why do I need to care about the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)?

10. What does the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) mean for Supermarkets and Suppliers?

11. How do I use The Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)?

12. What was the 2015 Performance Update of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)?

13. What do I do if I want to raise a dispute against a breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)?

14. Who are the Code Compliance Officers at each of the major Supermarkets?

Page 47

15. What were the Highlights of the Groceries Code Adjudicator Impact Assessment Report from 2011?

16. Who is the Independent Groceries Code Adjudicator and what can they do?

Page 54

17. What can we learn from case studies by the GCA?

18. What was the Tesco investigation by the GCA about?

19. Additional reading to help you further understand GSCOP

A handful of GSCOP in the news

Associations talking about GSCOP

  • NFU: A guide for NFU Members.
  • The Food and Drink Federation.
  • The British Brands Group Association provides GSCOP training for 1 day for £500.

Also worth understanding

GSCOP related useful Supermarket Links


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Marks & Spencer

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  • Morrisons has information about GSCOP on their website
  • Steve Butts, Code Compliance Officer’s slides, from the UK Conference
  • Morrison’s new Supplier request


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22. About the Author

23. Free Guides to Download

Where Next?

Take Our GSCOP Quiz to See How Well You Know the Code!

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Join the GSCOP Aware Association

The GSCOP Aware Association has been formed with one mission – To be the mark for Suppliers to demonstrate that they are GSCOP Aware. Joining is based on passing an online assessment regarding GSCOP that we envisage two-thirds will fail.

Book a GSCOP Masterclass with the Author

Raise your awareness of GSCOP for you and 11 others by discussing GSCOP with the Author at a GSCOP Masterclass. Each attendee gets a free copy of the book.
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Seeking Legal Advice

When dealing with legal documents, a potentially complex legal process, and high stakes, we advise that you seek legal counsel. Our partners at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (Gowling WLG from mid-January 2016) can help. Contact David Lowe – Their expert in GSCOP, from a legal perspective, who is very experienced in advising suppliers on GSCOP. David is offering a free 20-minute telephone/email consultation when you mention this book.

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