EuroCommerce

Wholesale in the age of change – where can the EU help?

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce, which represents companies and commerce federations in 31 countries, calls upon the European Union to help wholesalers survive and thrive in a changing world.

Retailers surprised at Commission preempting consultation on supply chain

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren has expressed his surprise that the European Commission decided to announce a decision to move ahead with legislation on the food supply chain.

First European Retail Day focuses on growth and competitiveness

How is the European retailer industry to safeguard its competitiveness and future growth in these times of far-reaching change? Experts, top retailers and policy makers will discuss this topic at the very first European Retail Day in Brussels.

EU guidelines on food donation helpful to reducing food waste
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(Content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Commission adopted yesterday on the World Food Day, EU guidelines on food donation. Retailers and wholesalers welcome these guidelines as supporting efforts to recover and redistribute food to those in need.

Retailers the wrong target for action on the supply chain

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren has expressed his concern towards Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan that some of the statements in his speech on 5 October in Dublin could polarise the debate.

EuroCommerce: protectionism, Europe’s greatest challenge

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) According to EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren, the sector faces many challenges due to a rising tide of protectionism worldwide and within Europe.

EuroCommerce warns on rising tide of protectionism

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.

EU and Japan agree in principle on trade deal

(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. 

European Commission: "Polish turnover tax is unlawful"

The European Commission labeled a new Polish retail tax an illegal form of state aid. Trade organization EuroCommerce says it is happy with the European Commission’s decision.

Continued strong growth for European eCommerce

The European Ecommerce Report 2017, a joint effort by Ecommerce Europe, EuroCommerce and the Ecommerce Foundation, states that European eCommerce will continue to grow, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.

Retailers call for Commission to ask right questions on trading practices

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren has commented on calls for legislation on trading practices in agriculture and the Commission decision to take the first steps towards proposing EU measures.

Fitness check report finds EU consumer law largely suitable for digital age

(content provided by EuroCommerce) An European Commission report has concluded that existing laws are well equipped to deal with the expansion of e-commerce. While there may be some issues, a major overhaul is not necessary.

How to make the Circular Economy happen: retailers' approach

(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Commission is currently drafting a plastics strategy. With the use of plastics growing steadily and about 50% going to landfill, the challenges are evident.

Properly working Digital Single Market vital for retail and wholesale

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce today partnered with the European Business Summit in a special session of the Summit on Tapping the Potential of the E-Commerce Market for Europe.

Advocate General’s welcome confirmation of retail as a service

(content provided by EuroCommerce) In the Visser case, the Advocate-General has stated that retail should be considered a service within the meaning of the Services Directive. EuroCommerce welcomes this confirmation of earlier jurisprudence.

Retail and wholesale call for further progress on a Digital Single Market to make Europe a global leader

(content provided by EuroCommerce) Director-general Christian Verschueren has set out the sector’s positive position ahead of the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Digital Single Market.

A better working Single Market essential for retailers

(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Single Market is very important to retailers, but certain improvements are needed - according to the organisation of European wholesalers and retailers, EuroCommerce.

EP amendments real improvement to 'imperfect' geoblocking proposal

(content provided by EuroCommerce) - EuroCommerce has hailed the European Parliament's efforts to improve the text of the Geoblocking Regulation, but still thinks more changes are necessary.

"Contactless payments can help retailers attract more customers"

(content provided by EuroCommerce) - In a move to promote the adoption of contactless payments among retailers, EuroCommerce has published a guide on how they can get the most out of this technology.

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