Mon, 21 Jan 2013
Liberal Democrat Consumer and Competition Minister, Jo Swinson has today announced that Christine Tacon has been appointed to the newly created role as the independent Groceries Code Adjudicator.
“For too long, the balance of power in the grocery market has been in favour of large supermarkets. This has seen many farmers and suppliers receive unfair prices, year on year, with many struggling to stay in business.“The Grocery Code Adjudicator will ensure farmers and suppliers get a fair deal. It is an important part of the Liberal Democrat commitment to building a stronger economy in a fairer society.“Christine Tacon has a wide range of experience in the food, retail and farming industry and her appointment is a real milestone. Her knowledge of the sector will be of huge benefit and help rural communities who deserve a fair deal for their hard work.”