Publications

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Digitalisation and the Future of Retail

Press Release - 15 Nov 2016

Europe’s largest retailers call for more digitally skilled workers and less supply restrictions

The digital transformation of the retail sector empowers consumers. Speaking at the European...

New E-commerce-focused package must not lose sight of the link between off- and online

Press Release - 25 May 2016

ERRT appreciates the EU Commission’s new “e-commerce package” as a further attempt to achieving a true European Single Market. European businesses and consumers should indeed, be able to sell...

Timber Retail Coalition welcomes EU Commission’s assessment of the EU Timber Regulation but stresses that more is required to ensure its objectives are achieved

Press Release - 14 Mar 2016

The Timber Retail Coalition strongly recommends that the EU Commission ensures uniform enforcement of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) across all Member States to avoid market distortions and establ...

Circular economy: European retailers lead the way

Press Release - 03 Dec 2015

The new Retailers’ Environmental Action Programme (REAP) mandate, confirming retailers' commitment to meet their environmental responsibilities, was launched in Brussels on 3rd December 2015.

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ERRT welcomes EU Commission’s plans to create a Digital Single Market

Press Release - 06 May 2015

ERRT welcomes the EU Commission’s commitment to respond to the growing digitalisation of the global economy by adopting today a set of targeted actions outlined in a Digital Single Market Str...

ECJ judgment on MasterCard: a great victory for Europe’s consumers and retailers

Press Release - 11 Sep 2014

The European Court of Justice has today upheld the Commission’s 2007 decision on MasterCard’s multilateral interchange fees, wholly rejecting the card scheme’s appeal. Following this ruling, ...

We need urgent action on card fees, say Europe’s payment users

Press Release - 04 Jul 2014

The European Payment Users Alliance represents businesses and consumers across Europe. We havea simple message for Europe’s politicians: we need the interchange fee regulation as a matter of urge...

Retail is diverse, job-rich, innovative, and increasingly digital

Press Release - 23 Apr 2014

Oxford study highlights the sector’s critical importance for the European economy

A report by the Oxford Saïd Business School shows the magnitude of the retail sector, it...

Europe’s Payment Users Call for a Fair, Competitive and Transparent Payment System

Press Release - 19 Nov 2013

The European Payment Users Alliance is a group of European payment users who have come together to call for more transparency and competition in the payments market. We welcome the package of propo...

European retailers lead the way towards a sustainable future in a resource-constrained world

Press Release - 17 Oct 2013

The fourth edition of the Retail Forum for Sustainability’s Annual Event which took place today confirmed retailers’ unwavering commitment to living up to their environmental responsibilities. ...

Launch of The Supply Chain Initiative: Together for good trading practices

Press Release - 16 Sep 2013

Today during a special event held in Brussels, seven EU associations launched ‘The Supply Chain Initiative’ with the aim of ensuring fairness in commercial relations along the food supply chain...

Payments package: Commission proposal on interchange will allow retailers to pass savings on to consumers

Press Release - 24 Jul 2013

The Commission’s payments package is a major step in the right direction, but the removal of the MIF system or much lower caps would bring higher savings to retailers and consumers.

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Merchants applaud further Commission action on card fees

Press Release - 09 Apr 2013

EuroCommerce and the European Retail Round Table (ERRT) are delighted to give their unequivocal support to the further antitrust action taken today by the European Commission against MasterCard’s...

More retailers sign up to agreement in bid to help tackle waste

Press Release - 04 Feb 2013

The European retail sector is pleased to welcome four new signatories to its waste agreement which was first presented on 9 October 2012. The supermarket chains Carrefour, Hofer, Jerónimo Martins ...

Retail welcomes Commission’s preference for a voluntary approach on B2B trading practices

Press Release - 06 Dec 2012

Yesterday, at the meeting of the High-Level Forum on a better functioning food supply chain, 8 EU-level organisations representing commerce and industry announced the agreement on a framework for t...

Principles of good practices: Retailers determined to pursue work towards a voluntary solution

Press Release - 15 Nov 2012

After intensive discussions over the past months, the core group multistakeholder dialogue concluded and announced that a compromise on an amended framework proposal could not be reached. Retail or...

New Research: EU Legislation hampers growth of cross-border E-commerce

Press Release - 17 Jan 2012

Brussels, January 17th: One quarter (25 percent) of European retailers believe that they could increase revenues by 25 percent if they could sell more effectively online and cross-border in Europe,...

Position Papers Read all ...

ERRT Position Paper on Geo-blocking Regulation

Position Paper - 29 Sep 2016

The European Commission’s proposal COM(2016)289 for a Regulation on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of geo-discrimination is a first step in the right direction. A crucial balance is stru...

ERRT Position Paper on Unfair Trading Practices

Position Paper - 03 Jun 2016

Why EU level legislation is not the right solution to tackling potential problems. Establishing national platforms across all EU Member States is the solution to tackling UTPs.

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ERRT Position Paper on Circular Economy

Position Paper - 31 May 2016

How addressing stumbling blocks will allow a greater impact by retailers in the emerging circular economy.

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ERRT Position Paper on the EU Single Market

Position Paper - 28 Dec 2015

ERRT welcomes the EU Commission’s ambition to upgrade the Single Market, including its digital dimension, as presented in the new Communication COM (2015 550 and in the Digital Single Market Stra...

Publications & Annual Reports Read all ...

Retailer Brands: Serving consumers, SMEs & Innovation

Publication - 01 Apr 2016

Retailer brands have been defined as products or services that either carry the brand of the retailer, or are separate brands that are controlled by the retailer. They can be found on store shelves...

Retail Agreement on Waste

Publication - 10 Dec 2015

With the support of the European Commission, the Retailers’ Environmental Action Programme (REAP) was set up in 2009 by a group of progressive retailers with a simple remit: to improve the enviro...

Oxford Study: Retail & wholesale, key sectors for the European economy

Publication - 23 Apr 2014

Understanding the role of retailing and wholesaling within the European Union

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Retailers' Environmental Action Programme Annual Report 2013

Publication - 17 Oct 2013

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REAP members are determined to fulfil the...

Retailers' Environmental Action Programme Annual Report 2012

Publication - 12 Nov 2012

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In March 2009 European retailers decided ...