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24 June 2016

Statement on outcome of UK referendum

“This is a sad day, but also a wake-up call for Europe and for the future direction of the European Union. We must respect the will of the British people, but we will miss the liberal and forward-looking policy input of a country which has been a driving force in the single market, better regulation and open global trade. Britain is the nation of shopkeepers, and the dynamism of British retail has made it a leader in innovation in the high street and online,” said Christian Verschueren, Director-General of EuroCommerce today.


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"The Narratives"

EuroCommerce Narrative on Retail and Wholesale in a changing world…

The world is changing rapidly. Retailers and wholesalers have repeatedly shown how resilient and adaptive they are, and are moving ahead with embracing this change, providing value to customers, suppliers, and society at large. This great story is worth telling – both to the sector and to the wider world. And the story needs to say clearly what we want from the EU and from national governments to make our sector sustainably competitive.

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"The Narratives"
  • European Wholesale Sector

    When it comes to the supply of goods across the entire value chain, wholesale is the lynchpin between producers, retailers and the consumer. In fact, it is one of the EU’s largest non-financial business sectors creating 10 million jobs and accounting for over 22% of all turnover generated – a phenomenal €5.2 trillion. Ralph Kamphoner talks about the challenges that wholesale faces.

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