Stop supermarket bullying
3 June 2008

The Competition Commission's final report on supermarkets has confirmed that the big retailers have been treating farmers and suppliers unfairly.

It is great news that the Commission has proposed a set of remedies aimed at stopping their bully boy tactics - these have finally come after years of campaigning by Friends of the Earth.

They will toughen up the Supermarket Code of Practice - which aims to stamp out unfair practices. They have also called for a new watchdog to police the code.

We now need to make sure the supermarkets don't weaken their plans - the Commission must stick to their strong remedies.

Please take this opportunity to demand that the Commission recommends strong powers for the ombudsman - and that they don't allow the supermarkets to water down the Code of Practice.

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