Facts about Retail

Get a clearer picture of the value retailers contribute to the European economy, the diversity of their businesses, and the benefits they bring to Europe’s citizens.

Commerce for Ukraine

Retailers and wholesalers support the people of Ukraine

Wholesale at the Centre of Europe’s Economy

Discover the diverse roles of wholesalers across a wide range of sectors and the challenges they face.

European E-Commerce Report 2022

European e-commerce is still growing but new global challenges lie ahead.

Transforming the EU Retail & Wholesale Sector

The retail and wholesale sector is in the midst of transformative change and investing now in transforming digitally and sustainably and in talent and skills is crucial. To make these investments, the sector needs support.

Latest Releases

30/11/2022Position paperEnvironment, Sustainability & Energy
Retailers and wholesalers support harmonising EU rules for packaging and a true Single Market for waste
29/11/2022Press releaseJobs & Skills
Social partners in retail and wholesale join forces in Skills Partnership
29/11/2022Reports and studiesJobs & Skills
Pact for Skills – Skills Partnership for the Retail Ecosystem
17/11/2022Press releaseCompetitiveness & Single Market
Retailers and wholesalers aiding consumers with inflation, but need help to do so
17/11/2022Position paperCompetitiveness & Single Market
Price control mechanisms at food retail level
17/11/2022Position paperCompetitiveness & Single Market
Cost of living – key messages on inflation and taxation
14/11/2022Press releaseCompetitiveness & Single Market
Retailer alliances – defending consumers’ interests
08/11/2022Position paperEnvironment, Sustainability & Energy
Key points on the directive on corporate sustainability due diligence

State of Grocery Retail 2022

Read the report by EuroCommerce and McKinsey

Farm to Fork:
Europe’s food retailers and wholesalers act sustainably

Every day, food retailers and wholesalers take action, demonstrating their strong commitment to sustainability. They cooperate with farmers & other partners, promote sustainability & healthy lifestyles, and support sustainable practices. You will find here some of the sector’s examples supporting the Farm to Fork strategy.

Retail & Wholesale: an essential service

1 in 4 companies in the EU are SME retailers and wholesalers

Retail and Wholesale represents 10% of the EU’s GDP

We provide work to 26 million Europeans, so 1 in 7 of all jobs