GCA launches annual survey

20 January 2022

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Suppliers can have their say on issues and challenges they are facing.

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has launched the 2022 annual survey to gather key information on supplier relationships with retailers.

Launched on 17 January 2022, the online survey will be open for six weeks until 27 February 2022.

A valuable opportunity

The survey is a valuable opportunity for suppliers to tell the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) about any issues they are facing and whether retailers are treating them fairly and lawfully.

This is the ninth year the survey has been conducted and the GCA, Mark White, is urging suppliers to continue their support for the annual survey by submitting their responses.

Complete the 2022 GCA annual survey here.

Vital information

Information gathered is vital to highlight current issues the grocery sector is facing and to influence the GCA’s future work in the coming year.

Mr White said: "I cannot over-emphasise how valuable the information you provided in my first survey was to my work.

"Your responses helped me when I discussed the Code with the senior leadership of the retailers and their Code Compliance Officers, highlighting issues such as delisting, forecasting and suppliers’ concerns about the increasing numbers of inexperienced buyers they are encountering."

Strict confidence

YouGov will be conducting the survey for the GCA and all information provided will be treated in strict confidence. Respondents are not identified to the GCA without having given their consent, and never to retailers.

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