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23 March 2017

Keep city centres vibrant – with retailers

Retail plays a crucial role in making city centres vibrant and attractive places for people to come and shop and enjoy themselves. The digital revolution and changes in consumer demography and behaviour is bringing about a major transformation in the retail sector. This is in turn, affecting city centres, with high vacancy rates in many cities and villages, as people switch purchases they used to buy in physical stores, and other structural changes impact where people shop. This needs retailers, but also local authorities to find creative and innovative ways to keep life, businesses, and enjoyment in city centres.

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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"