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“Urgent action needed against territorial supply constraints”

(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.

Stop overregulation blocking retailers delivering value for consumers

(content provided by EuroCommerce) In an initial response to the Commission Communication: A European retail sector fit for the 21st century, published today, EuroCommerce approves of the Commission's stance against overregulation.

Doubts about the food chain's unfair practices ban
  • Published in Food

The European Commission will tackle unfair trading practices in an attempt to give farmers and SMEs more assurances, but trade federation EuroCommerce is unconvinced: “the farmer will not earn a penny more because of this.”

"Protectionism makes everyone poorer" (Christian Verschueren, EuroCommerce)

Trade wars and discrimination within the single market create growing pressures on retailers in Europe. EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren is concerned, but looks forward confidently to the future.

Now is the time for a supply chain that works for everyone - particularly consumers

(Content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce, grouping retail organisations from 31 European countries, has set out its vision of the supply chain following a statement by the representatives of producers, processors and big, global brands. 

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.