1. Entrepreneurship One way in which independent/SME retail entrepreneurs can reach their full potential whilst remaining independent is by joining a group of independent retailers.
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  2. Consumer protection When purchasing goods and services in the European Union, consumers need an adequate protection of their rights as well as transparent information and protection of their personal data.
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  3. E-commerce We want our members to be visible online. This means that when thousands of independent retailers are active in a group with a common branding they should be able to have a commonly branded webshop where goods can be sold at one, common, low price.
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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 indispensable to the functioning of groups of independent retailers. They have many pro-competitive effects, which undoubtedly benefit consumers.
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  • Business presents new tool to improve consumer information

    Today the European business community is presenting its voluntary tool (link) to better inform consumers when they’re shopping online. The aim is to help companies find good ways to present their information to consumers including standard terms and conditions.

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  • Independent Retail Europe is looking to recruit an experienced lobbyist with legal background

    Independent Retail Europe is looking to recruit an experienced lobbyist with legal background for its 5-person team in Brussels. Applications can be sent until 25 October to job@IndependentRetailEurope.eu

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  • Did you know that Independent Retail Europe (formerly known as UGAL) exists for more than 50 years? For 56 years to be precise!

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