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UK Asks Amazon To Follow Grocery Supply Rules

 |  February 9, 2022

The UK competition regulator has said Amazon is now officially considered a grocery retailer and must follow its supply code, reported Belfast Telegraph.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) claimed that designating Amazon as a grocery retailer will help to protect its UK supplier base.

This move means the online technology giant will need to follow the code of conduct set by the Groceries Code Adjudicator watchdog.

The watchdog has focused its duties in recent years on the treatment of suppliers, particularly relating to delays in payments or damaging payment terms between supermarkets and their suppliers.

Amazon has rapidly expanded its UK grocery presence in recent years and has now opened eight physical stores, after opening its first Amazon Fresh high street store during the pandemic.

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