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Aug 13, 2019

In this week's episode of The Grocery Insider, in association with HRA Global, we speak to Ged Futter from GSCOP Ltd.

Get to know Ged (0 mins)

  • How did you start working in food and drink?
  • Working in retail

Defining GSCOP (3 min)

  • What is the code?
  • What does it do?
  • What relationships does it regulate?
  • When did you first hear about the code?
  • What was your first impression of the code?
  • The pressure for the code, in the early years the expectations of the code was met?

The evolving of the code (7 min)

  • What was the pivotal moment of the code?
  • A change in dynamics
  • A change of culture
  • Do you think there’s a link between Tesco fortunes and buying practices and the adjustment they have had to make?
  • Should the code be changed?


The code in practice (14.30 mins)

  • The code and own-label
  • Confidence of suppliers
  • Demographic of buyers and account managers

The challenges the code faces (20.50 mins)

  • Pressure on the code from different stakeholders
  • The future of the code?

The role of government and how this impacts the code (23 mins)

  • How does Brexit impact the code? Will this impact on behaviour towards the code?
  • Look forward - a change of government - do you think the ground rules of the code could change?

What does the code not cover? (28.20 mins)


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