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CLA welcomes Queen’s Speech move on Supermarket Ombudsman as a ‘great day for suppliers’
The CLA has welcomed the Government’s intention to appoint a Groceries Code Adjudicator – the long-awaited Supermarket Ombudsman.The Association has lobbied since 2003 for the creation of the role of Supermarket Ombudsman, and hailed today’s confirmation...
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [10 May 2012]
Ombudsman offers hope for UK food producers, says West Midlands rural guru
The CLA says that Consumer Minister Kevin Brennan’s announcement that the Government is to introduce an ombudsman to enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice is “long overdue".
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [22 January 2010]
Save supermarket suppliers, says CLA West Midlands
The CLA has called for a strengthened code of practice to protect supermarket suppliers. CLA West Midlands director Caroline Bedell said: "At a time when prices are falling and suppliers are being squeezed as supermarkets seek to maintain margins, it is...
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [3 March 2009]
CLA backs effort to shield supermarket suppliers
CLA West Midlands is fully backing MP Andrew George’s push to protect British food producers from supermarkets pricing power. The call by Mr George during Prime Minister’s Question Time this week asked the Prime Minister to seek swift action in...
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [6 February 2009]
Church Report: Support for CLA Supermarket Stance
Rural economy experts the CLA have welcomed the report published by the Church of England, which supports the organisation’s call for an independent ombudsman, saying that it has given the issue a valuable high profile at a very important time. The...
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [7 November 2007]
IF SUPERMARKET SITUATION WORSENS, COUNTRYSIDE WILL SUFFER, SAYS CLA
"The Competition Commission fails adequately to address the serious concerns of primary producers and suppliers to the major retailers," said Frances Beatty, West Midland Regional Director, Country Land and Business Association (CLA), in response to...
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [25 January 2007]
SUPERMARKET PETITION LAUNCHED TO REDRESS THE IMBALANCE
Stricter controls over the major supermarkets' trading practices, particularly to stop them passing on unreasonable costs and demands to farmers and growers, is behind a CLA supermarket petition aimed at redressing the imbalance.
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [1 August 2006]
FIRST STEP TOWARDS A FAIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE DOMINANCE OF THE SUPERMARKETS?
To ensure a fairer future for local food suppliers, the Competition Commission must get to the root of the problems and assess why supermarket dominance is ruining small shops and suppliers, says the CLA in response to the Office of Fair Trading's...
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [11 May 2006]
CLA AND WI JOIN FORCES TO HELP TACKLE SUPERMARKET’S STRANGLEHOLD ON FOOD SUPPLIERS
Stricter controls over the major supermarkets' trading practices, particularly to stop them passing on unreasonable costs and demands to farmers and growers, will be at the heart of discussions between the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and...
[In_Your_Area/Midlands/Regional News] - [19 January 2006]
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