By C&I Week

One year after the introduction of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct a survey of suppliers has rated the major supermarket chains on their compliance with the code and found plenty of room for improvement.

Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO, Gary Dawson, said the survey of its member companies found high levels of knowledge and understanding of the code among suppliers, reflecting the high take-up of code training provided through the AFGC.

“It’s clear that suppliers appreciate the significance of the code which aims to improve trading relationships by requiring more certainty and transparency in retailer – supplier trading relations,” said Mr Dawson.

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This story first appeared in C&I Week.