About ERRT

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The European Retail Round Table (ERRT) brings together the CEOs of Europe’s leading international retail companies.

They are active in a variety of retail markets, including food, furniture, fashion, and electronics, amongst others. Each retailer has both physical stores as well as multichannel operations in Europe.

The retail sector is of fundamental importance to the European economy and the well-being of EU citizens. ERRT promotes a Single Market in Retail, the delivery of a more sustainable consumption model, and the creation of new market opportunities globally.

ERRT is registered under the European Union Transparency Register with the ID Number 15751468852-52.

 

Mission Statement

ERRT shares its members’ collective ideas with the objective to better enable retailers to give Europe’s consumers better access to the benefits of the Single Market, and to promote the delivery of a more sustainable consumption model. To achieve this, ERRT contributes to public policy debate that impacts its members and Europe’s consumers, promoting policy choices that create opportunities both in the Single Market and in the global economy.

Drivers of innovation, many retailers are today pursuing multichannel strategies combining the advantages of a store network with the advantages of online selling. However, while the internet should, in theory, act as enabler of cross-border trade, in practice it merely exposes the barriers to a Single Market both to retailers and to consumers. The Digital Single Market is incomplete due to the absence of a Single Market in Retail. Shoppers are unable to benefit from the potential of the Single Market.

ERRT therefore proposes a comprehensive policy initiative to create the conditions under which retailers and shoppers will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities of the Single Market both offline and online. Rigorous enforcement of existing Single Market legislation is crucial to delivering the promises of the Single Market to citizens.

Structure

CEO ROUNDTABLE
The CEOs of ERRT member companies come once a year together, in Brussels, for high-level meetings with EU policy makers. On this occasion they do also review the organisation's development and strategic direction. The meetings are chaired by the ERRT President, Mr Frans Muller, President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize.

Next meeting to be confirmed.

BUSINESS GROUP
The Group is composed of ERRT member company representatives responsible for Public/EU affairs who meet five times a year to steer ERRT’s operational activities. The present Chair of the Business Group is Mr. Jorge Jordão, Institutional Affairs Director, Jerónimo Martins. Vice-Chair: Mr. Juan Alfonso Herrero Pascual, Director European Affairs, Mercadona.

Next meetings:  20 November 2018, Brussels

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The next statutory AGM will take place in June 2019.

DAILY MANAGEMENT AND REPRESENTATION
ERRT runs an office in Brussels headed by the Director General, Dr. Susanne Czech. Supported by her staff, she fulfils in particular representative and executive functions.

 

Members

Want to become a member ?

By joining ERRT, your CEO will add further weight to our CEO Roundtable and allow leading European retailers to speak with an even stronger voice in Brussels. As ERRT member, you can help orientate ERRT's annual strategic agenda in line with your company’s own interests and priorities and, in turn, particiapte in shaping the policy debate at the EU level. In addition, membership of ERRT will allow your company to showcase the positive work you have been doing behind the scenes to key European decision makers and share best practices with counterparts from other big players in the retail sector.

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Frans Muller (PRESIDENT)

CEO MEMBER

Hendrik Jan van Oostrum

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Per Strömberg

CEO MEMBER

Ulrika Dennerborg

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Jorge Pont, representing the CEO in the Roundtable

CEO MEMBER

Juan Manuel de Mingo Azcárate

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Pablo Isla Alvarez de Tejera

CEO MEMBER

Santiago Martinez-Lage Sobredo

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Jesper Brodin

CEO MEMBER

Simon Henzell-Thomas

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Pedro Soares dos Santos

CEO MEMBER

Jorge Jordão

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Jesper Højer

CEO MEMBER

Gerd Wolf

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Steve Rowe

CEO MEMBER

Tony Ginty

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Elena Aldana, representing the CEO in the Roundtable

CEO MEMBER

Juan Alfonso Herrero Pascual

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Olaf Koch

CEO MEMBER

Maria Heider

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Pieter Haas

CEO MEMBER

Bernd Wagner

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Team

Dr. Susanne Czech
Director General
Phone: 
+32 2 808 4878
Email: 
s.czech(at)errt.org
Valeria Botta
Sustainability Manager
Phone: 
+32 2 808 4870
Email: 
v.botta(at)errt.org

ERRT - European Retail Round Table

Contact for general questions:
Phone: +32 2 808 4870
Email: info(at)errt.org

Contact for press enquiries:
Phone: +32 2 808 4878
Email: s.czech(at)errt.org