In other countries like the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, the introduction of grocery codes of conduct has helped them to create balanced, competitive environments which strengthen the domestic food supply. 

When it comes to comparing the successes of the introduction of a Code of Conduct in other countries, some reports highlighted that the Code has many benefits for consumers. For example, in the United Kingdom, a report made by the Department for Business, Energy & industrial Strategy concluded: “Large retailers, most suppliers and other parties in the grocery supply chain reported that the GCA [Grocery Code] has created a more level playing field and it had not limited the ability of the UK’s groceries retailers to compete and provide a good consumer offer”. Also, the UK Groceries Code Adjudicator has reported a steady decline since 2015 in suppliers’ complaints related to many unfair business practices from large grocery retailers: delay in payments, fees related to forecasting and promotions, payments for better positioning, ‘pay to stay’ and margin maintenance arrangements, ‘drop and drive’ delivery issues, consumer complaints, and claims against suppliers for purported ‘historic invoicing errors or omissions’.