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Grocery Supply Code of Practice Online Training

Do you supply direct to a retailer? Are you aware of the GSCOP (Grocery Supply Code of Practice) and how it can help safeguard your business from unfair trading practices during negotiations? Take part in our new online sessions to learn all you need to know.

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.

New training dates and booking information

The NFU is offering an online course which will explain the GSCOP code and the role of the adjudicator which will take place over three sessions on the following dates: 

  • Tuesday 2 July – 08:50 - 11:30
  • Tuesday 9 July  – 08:50 - 11:30
  • Tuesday 16 July – 08:50 - 11:30

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

  • Payment must be received in advance of the course. Refunds cannot be provided once a course place has been reserved and paid for.
  • 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].

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

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