Alliances between large food retailers do not have a harmful impact on agricultural prices, nor do they cause higher sales prices to consumers, a new research report by the European Commission concludes.
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In a new manifesto, EuroCommerce, the European voice of the retail and wholesale sector, sets its priorities for the next five years. Director-General Christian Verschueren explains the four major themes.
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(content provided by EuroCommerce) Speaking to mark the launch of the Benelux study on territorial supply constraints, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren argued for the EU to act on big brands’ fragmentation of the European market.
The IMF has issued its latest six-monthly World Economic Outlook, which again marked a continued shift towards protectionism in advanced economies. “This is short-sighted”, says EuroCommerce.
(content provided by EuroCommerce) After more than four years of negotiation, the EU and Japan have reached a political agreement in principle on an Economic Partnership Agreement during Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Brussels.
Brazil has been hit with a meat scandal, as possibly more than twenty meat manufacturers have sold rotten meat on a massive scale. They repackaged the food and shipped it to Brazilian stores and Europe.
In association with EuroCommerce - Europeans throw away more than 88 million tonnes of food every year. If there is no action to change this, food waste could rise to over 120 million tonnes by 2020.