1. Digital Single Market Ensuring the competitiveness of groups of independent retailers in the context of the growing digital market is a key priority.
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  2. Business-to-Business trading practices Independent Retail Europe members are the final link in the supply chain to consumers and will be affected by the policy outcomes of discussions related to supply chain behaviour.
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  3. SME policy and entrepreneurship Independent Retail Europe member groups are composed of, or provide services to, independent SME retailers.
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  4. Horizontal and vertical operational flexibilty Certain types of agreements are indispensible to the functioning of groups of independent retailers. They have many pro-competitive effects, undoubtedly benefitting consumers.
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  5. Official Controls of Food and Feed As fees (potentially to be paid by supply chain operators) can be significant for groups of independent retailers, Independent Retail Europe advocates that Member States should adopt fee systems that are fair and affordable.
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  • Claire Bury discusses digital future with Independent Retail Europe members

    At this year’s annual conference, Independent Retail Europe members discussed the digital progress as well as the transformation of the European retail sector and their impact on groups of independent retailers with Claire Bury from DG CONNECT and Alejandro Mondragón from GfK.

  • SAVE THE DATE: European Retail Day on 30 November 2017 in Brussels

    The inaugural European Retail Day on 30 November in Brussels aims to discuss major transformations, challenges and opportunities affecting the retail sector in Europe.


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  • Did you know that Independent Retail Europe (formerly known as UGAL) exists for more than 50 years?

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