News article

Training for those who trade with retailers

13 March 2019


Event to help understand trading practices and get the most out of trading relationships when dealing with retailers

The College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and the Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association (NIFDA) are hosting a training course on trading with retailers.

The event, which will be delivered by the British Brands Group, will cover training in the role of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

The training covers:

  • the GSCOP and why it was introduced
  • what the GSCOP covers
  • implications for day-to-day trading relationships
  • the role of the GCA
  • options available and how to safeguard against unfair trading practices

No pre-reading is required. At the end of the course, you will receive documents and guidance relating to the GSCOP and GCA.

Who should attend?
This event is tailored for commercial and sales directors, key account managers, regulatory and support staff involved in trading with supermarkets. 

It is also available to all direct suppliers, whether of branded, private label or fresh products, irrespective of size.

Event details
Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
Time: 09:00 (registration) - 16:30
Venue: CAFRE, Loughry Campus, Cookstown, BT80 9AA
Cost: £550+VAT per delegate including lunch, refreshments and materials (a discounted rate of £450+VAT is available for NIFDA members)

Payment must be received in advance of the course.

Book your place/s on the course by emailing Jill@nifda.co.uk.