Jeff Kennett to teach Coles how to play nice with suppliers

 In Australia, Coles, NewZealand
New Coles managing director John Durkan has moved quickly to strengthen the supermarket giant’s relationships with suppliers, establishing a supplier charter to be overseen by former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett, a vocal critic of Coles in the past.
The Coles Supplier Charter will govern relationships with farmers, food processors and other grocery suppliers and provide avenues for quick and equitable resolution of disputes.
The charter is designed to complement rather than replace a prescribed Food and Grocery Code of Conduct developed in conjunction with the Australian Food and Grocery Council and Woolworths and due to come into place later this year.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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