Supermarkets face code breach fines

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Large supermarkets that treat suppliers unfairly could be fined by a new watchdog under changes announced by the Department for Business.

Ministers initially proposed that the groceries adjudicator should have only the power to "name and shame" stores which breach the Groceries Code, with Business Secretary Vince Cable reserving the right to introduce fines at a later date if the system did not work.

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