Are you a supplier to Coles, Woolworths or Aldi?
If you’re a grocery supplier, you may have new protections under the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct. The voluntary code is enforced by the ACCC and so far Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and Sydney-based retailer About Life have signed up to it. If you currently supply products to one of these retailers, or are considering becoming their supplier, it’s important that you’re aware of your rights under the Code. Key protections include:
- Retailers and wholesalers must enter into written grocery supply agreements with suppliers
- Retailers and wholesalers must act lawfully and in good faith
- A set of minimum behavioural standards for a retailer when dealing with matters such as payment, de-listing, standards and specifications for fresh produce, and allocating shelf space
- Processes to help suppliers resolve disputes with retailers and wholesalers.
You can find out more about the Food and Grocery Code and watch the short video about it on the ACCC website.