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Grocery Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) Training

Do you supply direct to a retailer? Are you aware of the Grocery Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and how it can help safeguard your business from unfair trading practices during negotiations?

A good understanding of GSCOP is essential for any commercial negotiations with retailers. Training is a must for any business directly supplying retailers. The training is very interactive and focuses not just on understanding the code of practice, but also how suppliers can stand up for themselves while maintaining a strong working relationship with grocery retailers.

Training dates and booking information

The NFU is offering a one-day course which will explain the GSCOP code and the role of the adjudicator on either of the following dates:

  • Thursday 18 May 2023

The course is on offer to NFU members at a discounted rate of £185 +VAT per person. Non-members will be charged £500 +VAT per person. 

For more information or to book please contact CallFirst: 0370 845 8458

  • An online course will be held should the face-to-face course have to be cancelled
  • Payment must be received in advance of the course. Refunds cannot be provided once a course place has been reserved and paid for.

Course objectives

This course is ideal for; CEOs/COOs, national account managers, commercial directors, commercial managers, finance teams and admin staff.

  • To understand what the GSCOP is, why it was set up, and its key elements.
  • To know how the GSCOP affects you and your job role.
  • To instil confidence on how to use the GSCOP/the GCA, including in trade negotiation situations.
  • To understand how trade associations can help, with Code clarifications or reporting breaches confidentially to the GCA or Code Compliance Officer.
  • To have the knowledge to better safeguard your business from unfair dealing.

Course content

  • The Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and why it was introduced.
  • What GSCOP does and does not cover.
  • Its implications for day-to-day trading relationships.
  • The role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).
  • The options available and how to safeguard against unfair trading practices.
  • How the British Brands Group helps tip the balance back in suppliers’ favour.

The price is £185+VAT for NFU members, to include lunch, refreshments and materials. 

If you are unsure if GSCOP training would benefit your business and would like to chat further with someone at the NFU, please contact us at [email protected] 

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