This half-day course brings you bang up to date with the latest news on the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and the activities of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), including her investigations, best practice guidelines and interpretative guidance. Supermarket staff must be re-trained annually so it is recommended that suppliers are retrained at least every two years.
Timings: Online course – 0900 start, 1245 finish. Face-to-face course -1000 for 1030 start, 1500 close.
Full joining instructions will be sent prior to the course.
This course can be run in-house if required.
What does the training cover?
- A reminder of the main elements of GSCOP and how to use it
- Experiences to date of using and not using GSCOP and the lessons learnt
- Recent developments including investigations, guidance, best practice and the GCA’s priority areas
- Suppliers’ current experiences of and attitudes towards GSCOP and the GCA
- An in-depth look at priority areas for suppliers and how practice may be improved
No pre-reading is required.
At the end of the course you will receive the key documents to take away.
Who should attend?
This refresher course is for those who have already been trained in GSCOP and therefore know the Code, the role of the Adjudicator and how to use them in trade negotiations.
Retail customers are required by the GSCOP Order to re-train buyers annually. It is important that suppliers too are kept equally up-to-date.
Who does the training?
The training is led by a business professional practising in sales force training, coaching and mentoring, with a background in a range of sales functions at a senior level within a leading FMCG company.
What people have said
‘A great refresher and something we need to re-visit on a regular basis.’
Commercial Director, food company
‘Very useful to go over earlier learnings again and be updated on new developments.’
Sales Operations Manager, private label supplier
‘A very good course with great real-world examples.’
Financial Controller, food company
‘Buyers get annual training so this keeps us up to speed too.’
National Account Manager, food company
What is the cost?
Online course: £125 + VAT during the Covid crisis. Face-to-face course: £350 + VAT per delegate including lunch, refreshments and materials.
Were a face-to-face course to be cancelled, delegates can transfer to an online course, with a refund given for the price difference.
A special rate is available for members. The cost of the course may be offset against the membership fee, should your company be eligible and wish to join the British Brands Group.
Payment must be received in advance of the course.