COMMUNITIES

Member-only insight, events and influence

Buying Community

At the heart of retail is the need to provide customers with safe, legal products that meet their requirements. Failing to do so can be catastrophic, physically, financially and reputationally.

Focusing on non-food the Buying Community works closely with members to increase their understanding of the issues relating to the safety of non-food products and to influence policy and effectively manage risks


Members

  • Non-food Technical Directors
  • Policy Managers, Regulatory Managers
  • Product Safety Managers, Technical, Development and Quality Assurance Managers

Goal

 

priority

     
Ensuring safe products for consumers   Clear visibility on the new regulatory system post Brexit, including REACH, CE marking and new product standards

 Delivering For members 

  • Industry-leading Dress-Up Code of Practice now being pursued as a European Standard
  • Produced Food Imitation Guidelines to provide consistency against Trading Standards challenges. Now being discussed with UK Government
  • Nappy Sack Guidelines produced for and with members and RoSPA, portraying members as responsible
  • Ensured realistic guidelines in PAS 7100 Product Recalls standard
  • Delivered 16 months derogation on LED lighting chains regulations
  • Provided benchmarking data, helping members save money and protecting consumers and brands

Community Manager

   

David Bolton //
Retail Products Policy Advisor

     

David is an experienced policy and technical professional with a strong background in policy development, regulatory, safety, and risk assessments, both in the UK and internationally. He spent over 30 years at Tesco in UK and Group Policy, Trading Law and Technical.

Contact David by email or connect via LinkedIn

 

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