Morrisons Breaches Grocery Code Again For Demanding Lump Sum Payments From Suppliers

Morrisons is reported to have been forced to repay cash and discipline staff after it was found to have breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) for a second time by demanding lump sums of around £2m from suppliers.

According to The Guardian, Morrisons has admitted to the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon to making 19 requests which were above and beyond agreed deals with suppliers in contravention of the industry code.

Full details on The Guardian and GCA website

NAM Implications:
  • Obviously Morrisons’ swift action helped in avoiding further action by the GCA…
  • Real breakthrough for all retailers will be when they explore the spirit of the Code and its application, thus moving off strict adherence to the letter…