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.
Consumer legislation proposals must add value to consumers and provide opportunity for businesses.
EuroCommerce has long been committed to CSR in the commerce sector.
The retail and wholesale 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.
Assuring product safety and consumers’ trust in their foods is an absolute priority for the commerce sector.
A fully functioning Single Market would maximise competition between businesses and bring optimal benefits to consumers.
Retail and wholesale companies are at the heart of trade in goods and services worldwide providing consumers with products from all corners of the world.
Retail and wholesale 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 retail and wholesale 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.
To meet ever changing consumer demand, retail and wholesale relies on complex supply chains, including importers, manufacturers, processors, etc.
Companies in retail and wholesale are crucial for tax income: they are an important taxpayer and also a major collector of VAT.