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CPMA welcomes Loblaw’s support for Canada’s Grocery Code of Conduct

The Code was created to promote transparency and fair dealing as products move across the supply chain from suppliers to stores to Canadian homes.

May 18, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada


The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has come out in favour of Loblaw Companies Ltd.’s announcement to support Canada’s Grocery Code of Conduct (the Code).

The Code was created to promote transparency and fair dealing as products move across the supply chain from suppliers to stores to Canadian homes. Its objectives include contributing to a thriving and competitive grocery industry; promoting reciprocal trust and collaboration amongst grocery value chain partners based on clear standards for fair dealing; allowing all parties governed by the Code to make informed business decisions in a context of commercial certainty, governed by clear agreements; and providing an effective mechanism for resolving commercial disputes.

“We are delighted that Loblaw has committed to be part of this Code,” CPMA president Ron Lemaire said in a May 17 statement. “As a founding member of the initial Working Group struck to develop the code and member of the new Interim Board, CPMA has been actively collaborating with all stakeholders in the Code’s development and will continue to do so to support its implementation across the supply chain.”

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The Code’s development, initiated by the federal-provincial and territorial ministers of Agriculture, has been a collaborative effort involving retailers, processors, and manufacturers. This collaborative approach ensures that the Code supports small stakeholders and the industry, recognizing the complexities of the Canadian grocery market.

To learn more about Canada’s Grocery Code of Conduct, visit canadacode.org


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