Food Health and Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) has released its 2022 Impact Report, which looks at the challenges suppliers faced last year, and the initiatives FHCP undertook to support the industry.
“Our latest Impact Report provides a detailed look at FHCP’s major wins in areas that are of high importance to both our members and our industry,” explains Siobhan Juniku, FHCP’s manager, communications. “For 2022, these wins included successfully navigating ongoing disruptions to our integrated supply chains, being a key industry voice in advocating for effective labelling requirements
, working with others towards an industry-wide grocery code of conduct, and supporting a future of zero plastic waste, to name a few. The Report also provides us an opportunity to reflect on our strategic commitments to our members, evaluate our successes, and inform regarding next steps. Our sector continues to face critical challenges, but the value our members provide to everyday Canadian consumers is undisputable. They’re committed to ensuring Canadians can access the products they rely on, and we’re committed to helping them achieve this – last year, this year, and beyond.”
Michael Graydon, FHCP CEO, notes in the report that 2022 saw “great success in putting the need for supply chain investments and advancements on the desks of federal decision makers with the establishment of the Supply Chain Task Force,” stating that despite the numerous challenges, “2022 proved to be a year of huge advancement for our sector.”
Graydon also states the need for a Grocery Code of Conduct.
“With inflation now at historic highs, we understand the growing concerns Canadians have about rising food prices. That’s why Canada needs a mandatory and enforceable Grocery Code of Conduct, with a broad scope that captures all products on grocery store shelves. Not only will it level the playing field between retailers and suppliers, it will also ensure Canada remains a competitive environment and Canadians can reliable find the products they need.”