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. Circular Economy Groups of independent retailers are committed to play their part in addressing opportunities and challenges regarding the transition to a circular economy.
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  5. Competition rules Certain types of agreements, such as information exchanges, purchasing agreements, agreements on commercialisation and standardisation agreements are indispensible to the functioning of groups of independent retailers. They have many pro-competitive effects, which undoubtedly benefit consumers. We aim to provide maximum flexibility in competition rules to enable networks of independent retailers to function efficiently.
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  • Five years of Supply Chain Initiative and future prospects

    Joint Press Release - The Supply Chain Initiative (SCI) today marked its five years of existence with an event featuring high-level speakers and the launch of its annual report. The results of the annual survey of registered companies showcase the continuing progress made in promoting good trading practices.

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  • Innovation and free markets at the heart of retail

    Digital technology is sparking a major transformation in retail. Embracing and driving innovation offers a major challenge and a key opportunity for retailers. The four major European retail associations, EuroCommerce, Euro Coop, European Retail Round Table (ERRT) and Independent Retail Europe, made “Innovation and how to drive it” the central theme of their first European Retail Day in Brussels.

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  • Did you know that Independent Retail Europe members have over 594,000 points of sale?

     

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