Burnley MP welcome new rules protecting supermarket suppliers

LARGE supermarkets who deal with suppliers unfairly could now be fined by the new Grocery Code Adjudicator.

Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle has welcomed the new measures which gives the adjudicator more teeth to protect farmers and other small suppliers. He said: “Too often, the farmer or small supplier is squashed under the might of the major supermarkets.

“That is why I and the Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for a strong, independent regulator that has real teeth to stand up for hard-working suppliers. To create growth and jobs, Liberal Democrats are making sure that small business owners and farmers must have the opportunity to can get on in life, without being squeezed by all-powerful supermarkets.”

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10:36pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Good call says...

No need for new rules,the public needs to start boycotting companies that are unethical.Start buying from small,local buisnesses and if you can, start growing some of your own food.People should also start forming co-operatives and the like where everyone does their bit and shares in the profit.
No need for new rules,the public needs to start boycotting companies that are unethical.Start buying from small,local buisnesses and if you can, start growing some of your own food.People should also start forming co-operatives and the like where everyone does their bit and shares in the profit. Good call
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12:10am Sat 8 Dec 12

wrinkles says...

It's about time these large supermarkets got cut down to size - what they call "negotiating prices" with their suppliers is what is known as "bullying tactics" by any other organisation.
It's about time these large supermarkets got cut down to size - what they call "negotiating prices" with their suppliers is what is known as "bullying tactics" by any other organisation. wrinkles
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2:33am Sat 8 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

wrinkles wrote:
It's about time these large supermarkets got cut down to size - what they call "negotiating prices" with their suppliers is what is known as "bullying tactics" by any other organisation.
But yet they still give them planning permission, and therefore even more power!
[quote][p][bold]wrinkles[/bold] wrote: It's about time these large supermarkets got cut down to size - what they call "negotiating prices" with their suppliers is what is known as "bullying tactics" by any other organisation.[/p][/quote]But yet they still give them planning permission, and therefore even more power! useyourhead
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8:30am Sat 8 Dec 12

DaveBurnley says...

useyourhead wrote:
wrinkles wrote:
It's about time these large supermarkets got cut down to size - what they call "negotiating prices" with their suppliers is what is known as "bullying tactics" by any other organisation.
But yet they still give them planning permission, and therefore even more power!
The people at the top allow these big organisations to walk over us because they all have their noses in the trough.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wrinkles[/bold] wrote: It's about time these large supermarkets got cut down to size - what they call "negotiating prices" with their suppliers is what is known as "bullying tactics" by any other organisation.[/p][/quote]But yet they still give them planning permission, and therefore even more power![/p][/quote]The people at the top allow these big organisations to walk over us because they all have their noses in the trough. DaveBurnley
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12:30pm Sat 8 Dec 12

darwenTower says...

Good call wrote:
No need for new rules,the public needs to start boycotting companies that are unethical.Start buying from small,local buisnesses and if you can, start growing some of your own food.People should also start forming co-operatives and the like where everyone does their bit and shares in the profit.
Sadly many of the public are only concerned with what they perceive as a bargain.
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: No need for new rules,the public needs to start boycotting companies that are unethical.Start buying from small,local buisnesses and if you can, start growing some of your own food.People should also start forming co-operatives and the like where everyone does their bit and shares in the profit.[/p][/quote]Sadly many of the public are only concerned with what they perceive as a bargain. darwenTower
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4:38pm Sun 9 Dec 12

DaveBurnley says...

Good call wrote:
No need for new rules,the public needs to start boycotting companies that are unethical.Start buying from small,local buisnesses and if you can, start growing some of your own food.People should also start forming co-operatives and the like where everyone does their bit and shares in the profit.
We had co-operatives, they worked for a time until people started going elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: No need for new rules,the public needs to start boycotting companies that are unethical.Start buying from small,local buisnesses and if you can, start growing some of your own food.People should also start forming co-operatives and the like where everyone does their bit and shares in the profit.[/p][/quote]We had co-operatives, they worked for a time until people started going elsewhere. DaveBurnley
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