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September 2018 CCO meetings record

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September 2018 CCO meetings record

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Record of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) engagement with Code Compliance Officers (CCOs) in September 2018, conducted through meetings or by correspondence


Victoria House,
Southampton Row, London

or conducted by correspondence

During September 2018 the GCA continued with its regular engagement with CCOs which is currently held on a quarterly basis. This engagement was conducted either through a face-to-face meeting or by correspondence. This record sets out the key points made.

Issues from the previous set of minutes

There was an update on issues arising from the previous set of minutes.

Top Issues (monitored): delay in payments; forecasting; promotions

The GCA had written to CCOs setting out how she intended to monitor her Top Issues of delay in payments, forecasting and promotions. She would also continue to monitor supplier feedback on these issues.

Issues in the retailer’s quarterly report to the GCA

The GCA responded to issues covered in the retailer’s quarterly report.

Issues raised by direct suppliers

The GCA highlighted any issues specific to a particular retailer raised by direct suppliers.

Retailer-led discussion

There was an opportunity for the retailer to raise any additional points with the GCA.

Any other business

  • Annual compliance reports: The GCA had now written to all retailers to provide feedback about their annual compliance reports.

  • Meetings with Chairs of retailer audit committees: The GCA would be sending out the agenda and information for these meetings in due course.

  • Levy payments: The GCA provided feedback to retailers that several of them had paid late.

Published 11 October 2018