When Traidcraft took on the Supermarkets
Supermarkets dominate the way we shop but they can abuse their buying power through their supply chains. Millions of workers, farmers and producers are forced to work long hours for low pay, in unsafe conditions, to meet the demands of supermarkets.
In the last few years, Traidcraft supporters have campaigned hard on behalf of the people who grow, process and pack our food.
Calling for a Supermarkets Watchdog in the UK
Together we called for a watchdog to investigate abuse of suppliers – and won! In 2013, the government introduced a Groceries Code Adjudicator.
This watchdog can now take complaints from direct suppliers of supermarkets, whether in the UK or overseas. Crucially, the office has the power to impose fines on supermarkets – this would not have happened without your campaigning!