On 9 October 2012, retailers and retail associations from across Europe signed a voluntary agreement to help consumers reduce their waste.
European Commission announces a regulation on multilateral interchange fees (MIF) in 2013. Commerce is hopeful that the era of interchange will soon come to an end.
Launch of the Supply Chain Initiative by 7 EU level organisations in September 2013, with 82 company groups intending to register, representing 454 operating companies at national level across the EU.
Consumer legislation proposals must add value to consumers and provide opportunity for businesses.
Commerce has a long tradition of initiating and developing responsible practices.
The commerce sector is a major reservoir of employment creation in Europe. It offers a wide range of job opportunities.
Our sector is responding to challenges to our planet by reducing its environmental footprint.
To boost retail and unleash its potential for further growth, EuroCommerce has called for the launch of a European Retail Action Plan.
Assuring product safety and consumers’ trust in their foods is an absolute priority for the commerce sector.
A fully functioning EU Internal Market would maximise competition between businesses and bring optimal benefits to consumers.
Commerce companies are at the heart of trade in goods and services worldwide providing consumers with products from all corners of the world.
Commerce relies on efficient transport and logistics to move goods from their shipping points to the stores.
Unnecessary burdens should be prevented for businesses dealing with non-food products.
Europe needs an innovative payment system if merchants and consumers are to benefit from new technologies.
The six million SMEs in the commerce sector are an essential factor in terms of economic growth and job creation.
As a recognised social partner EuroCommerce is involved in a constructive social dialogue with its trade union partner UNI Europa Commerce.
To meet ever changing consumer demand, commerce relies on complex supply chains, including wholesalers, importers, manufacturers, processors, etc.
Companies in commerce are crucial for tax income: they are an important taxpayer and also a major collector of VAT.