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Supermarkets react to European farmer welfare proposal
  • Published in Food

Some supermarkets are not happy about the European Commission’s intention to give farmers higher prices. Dutch, German and Austrian distributors warn this will lead to higher prices for the consumers.

EuroCommerce reminds retailers and wholesalers to be ready for GDPR

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) With 100 days left before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May, EuroCommerce is reminding all retailers and wholesalers to take the necessary action to be ready and compliant.

European Court says retail is a service, and planning restrictions must be proportional

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) In a long-awaited ruling in the Visser case last week, the Court of Justice confirmed that distributive trade (retail & wholesale) is to be considered a service activity within the meaning of the Directive.

EuroCommerce warns against fragmentation of VAT systems in the EU

(content provided by EuroCommerce) The latest proposals on VAT rates and special schemes for small enterprises raise some concerns for retailers and wholesalers - fears European retail and wholesale organisation EuroCommerce.

Retail & wholesale support EU Plastics Strategy

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) The retail and wholesale sector sees the publication of the EU Plastics Strategy as a welcome step towards a more circular economy, which it hopes will transform the way plastics are produced, used and discarded.

EU needs to lead in fight against protectionism

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) On the occasion of the European Trade Policy Day today, EuroCommerce urges the European Union to fight against the growing protectionist tendencies everywhere.

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
  • Published in Food

(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.

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