Woolworths Group response to final Food and Grocery Code Review

As a founding signatory to the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, we were pleased to contribute our views to the review.

We note the Federal Government’s response today to the final report’s recommendations, which we are considering in detail.

Woolworths Group reiterates its support for the code becoming mandatory and we firmly believe healthy retailer and supplier relationships are key to the continued success of our sector, as well as serving the needs of millions of customers.

We welcome the decision to retain fast and cost effective avenues for dispute resolution, for the benefit of suppliers, especially smaller ones.

A key topic of this review is the supply of fresh fruit and vegetables and we note the specific recommendations for this sector in the final report.

While there is broad support for greater price transparency in the sector, there isn’t yet consensus on how to deliver it.

As a further step, we are willing to support an industry and government led price transparency initiative to assist on-farm decisions

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