Discounter achieves its highest GCA survey score in five years for its overall compliance with the code that regulates supplier-retailer relationships
Aldi has notched up a record eighth year as the UK’s leading supermarket when it comes to complying with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, according to a poll by the Groceries Code Adjudicator.
The supermarket took first place in the regulator’s annual survey in respect to “overall assessment of compliance” with the Code, scoring 98 per cent – one per cent more than in 2021, and its highest score in five years.
The retailer also remained top in the suppliers’ “assessment of whether retailers conduct trading relationships with suppliers fairly, in good faith and without duress”.
Giles Hurley, CEO of Aldi UK & Ireland, said: “We are incredibly proud of this achievement… Many of our suppliers have partnered with us since we entered the UK market over thirty years ago. We fundamentally believe that these relationships should be based on fairness, trust and longevity providing certainty and security. This has helped Aldi to deliver to customers our commitment to provide unbeatable value.
“Our business model is based on efficiency and simplicity. Through our streamlined product range with a focus on exclusive own label brands, as well as running an efficient operation, we can deliver the lowest prices without compromising on the price we pay our suppliers.”
The Groceries Code Adjudicator’s full survey findings can be viewed here