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22 September 2014

Shop opening hours in Europe

This document provides an overview of the various legislations regarding shop opening hours in Europe. This is updated as of 22 Sept 2014.

Additional document: "Deregulated shop opening hours: the Swedish experience" (Svensk Handel, 02/09/2013)

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"Shopping for Growth"

We are at the dawn of a new European legislature. The next five years will be critical in returning the European economy to growth and job creation. Retail and wholesale can contribute, given the right economic and policy conditions. This manifesto, "Shopping for Growth" highlights our key proposals for the next five years. With the right policy and legisative environment, our sector will respond, supporting growth and creating jobs in the European economy.

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The Everywhere Store Conference - 9-10 October (Porto)

The Everywhere Store Conference - 9-10 October (Porto)

On 9-10 October THE EVERYWHERE STORE Conference/Working Sessions will take place in Porto, looking at not only how to excel in bringing and hosting customers in the store, but also at how the real world influences how we search, shop, and sell in the virtual one. Being organized by retailers to retailers makes this working event unique and, for sure, a rich experience for all the participants! Click below for more details, and book your seat now.

E-commerce, omni-channel retail, and EU policy

E-commerce, omni-channel retail, and EU policy

E-commerce is a major, sometimes disruptive, driver of change in the world of retail and wholesale, and in that of the consumer. It offers major new opportunities in many sorts of ways for businesses which serve consumers. Consumers themselves, with their increased use of the computer and of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, are changing dramatically in terms of behaviour and expectations as shoppers. For traders, e-commerce offers new ways to interact with their customers and to serve them through different channels and platforms.


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