Grocery Supply Code of Practice

The Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) came into force on 4th February 2010. It applies to all retailers with grocery sales over £1 billion and requires them to submit an annual report to the Competition and Markets Authority and the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

Our annual report was submitted in April 2017 covering the period 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016. During this time no disputes were raised by our suppliers.

The GCA was formally established in June 2013 and regular meetings between the Adjudicator and Aldi are in place to ensure our continued compliance with the Code.

Aldi first included the GSCOP summary on its website during 2013; this summary will be updated annually. The Code Compliance Officer (CCO) contact details have also been passed to the GCA for inclusion on their website.

All new suppliers are being informed of the existence of the Adjudicator and annual refresher training was carried out for employees with GSCOP responsibilities. New starters to the business with buying responsibilities were trained on the Code in accordance with the deadlines contained within it


If you are a current Aldi supplier and you have any GSCOP queries please feel free to contact by email:-

Contact details for Christine Tacon, the Groceries Code Adjudicator, can be found at