This month marks the introduction of the infamous 'Loi Alimentation' in France. The new law puts a stop to a number of promotional techniques and raises the minimum prices for a number of popular products.
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(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.
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For the first time since the collapse of communism, Poland is restricting trading on Sunday for (larger) retail players. The ban is being introduced gradually, but stirs up emotions among Polish consumers, traders and employees.
The European Commission will create a legal framework for vegetarian and vegan food. Manufacturers who want to label their products as “vegetarian” will have to abide by certain rules in the future.
(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.
Following the French government's example, the Italian government now intends to create legislation to process unsold food as well. The goal is to facilitate how companies can donate food.