Your rights under the Grocery Code of Conduct

HortNZ will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 14 February at 12pm to inform growers of their rights as suppliers under the new Grocery Code of Conduct. Commerce Commission Grocery Team staff will be presenting and available to answer questions. You can register for this webinar here.


The Grocery Supply Code came into force on 28 September 2023, with a transition period to 28 March 2024 for some of its requirements. The code creates new rules for Foodstuffs North Island, Foodstuffs South Island and Woolworths (the regulated grocery retailers) around how they deal with suppliers (including growers who supply to supermarkets directly) and the content of supply agreements. More information about the Code is available in the Open Letter and the Grocery Supply Code Factsheet.