Reducing administrative complexity for Europe’s largest retailers will further strengthen the European Single market, but the European Services e-card is only a small step.

Reducing administrative complexity for Europe’s largest retailers will further strengthen the European Single market, but the European Services e-card is only a small step.

The European Commission’s proposal for a regulation introducing a European services e-card and related administrative facilities is a timely initiative to reduce growing administrative complexity for service providers in Europe. Legislative proposals that make it easier to do business within the European Single Market can only strengthen the greatest asset Europe has.

Retailer Brands: Serving consumers, SMEs & Innovation

Retailer Brands: Serving consumers, SMEs & Innovation

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 with national or international manufacturer brands and SME brands. Retailer brands can be manufactured by a range of suppliers. Large manufacturers often produce retailer brands products alongside their own manufacturer brands. Many small and medium size manufacturers specialise in particular product lines and concentrate on producing retailer brands almost exclusively.

Retail Agreement on Waste

Retail Agreement on Waste

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 environmental sustainability of their own supply chains and so to bring tangible benefits to society at large. We do this by combining know-how, sharing best practices and feeding all this knowledge into the wider EU policy debates on sustainability issues.