1. Business-to-Business unfair 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Product Safety Members of Independent Retail Europe are deeply committed to ensuring that only safe products are on the market. This is essential for their relationships with customers and their reputation.
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  5. European Retail Action Plan In its European Retail Action Plan, the European Commission acknowledges the importance of groups of independent retailers in the EU retail market.
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  • The Supply Chain Initiative reaches 1.000 registrations at national level

    The Supply Chain Initiative (SCI) today announced that the number of companies signed up to its voluntary register has surpassed 1,000 registrations of national operating companies.

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  • Independent Retail in focus: Lunch debate in the European Parliament

    Brussels - Together with MEP Dennis de Jong, Independent Retail Europe hosted a very successful lunch event on 26 May. Independent Retail Europe members, EU and national policy makers and selected stakeholders came together for an open exchange on ways of boosting independent retail competitiveness.

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  • Did you know that Independent Retail Europe members have over 545,000 sales outlets?


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