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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  • New rules risk serious disruption to the food supply chain

    BRUSSELS – 4 December 2018: Independent Retail Europe is convinced that new EU rules on Business to Business Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain will create serious distortions and unfairness in the food supply chain in Europe. The new rules are likely to be agreed this week. (Full press release here)

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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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