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Strengthening the competitiveness of the retail sector

Apr 19, 2018 | News

(19 April 2018) – Today the European Commission is publishing a set of best practices to support Member States’ efforts to create a more open, integrated and competitive retail sector.

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The retail sector is one of the biggest sectors in the EU economy, with almost one in ten people working in over 3.6 million retail companies.

The sector is changing rapidly with the development of e-commerce and multi-channel retailing, and has the potential to perform better.

According to the Commission, it is important to overcome the current challenges though facilitating retail establishment, reducing restrictions to daily operations of shops, and adopting new approaches to promote vitality of city centres.

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