Bon Appétit: “Should customers always get what they want?”
METRO event on Responsible Supply Chains in Brussels 22/01/2018
On 22nd January, METRO’s EU Affairs Team hosted a lunch discussion in “Senza Parole” in Brussels, one of our MCC Belgium customers.
"There is so far no proof whatsoever that unfair trading practices constitute a widespread problem across national borders"
HDE and five German CEOs appealing to EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan
On December 12, 2017 the president of the German Trade association HDE and the CEOs of five retailers and wholesaler in Germany EDEKA, Kaufland, LIDL, METRO AG, REWE Group wrote a joint letter to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan, emphasizing that neither regulation acting only at producer level nor regulation of business relations between all stages of the supply chain would improve the position of farmers.
METRO study highlights entrepreneurial gap for independent businesses
One of METRO’s core missions is to stay close to its independent business customers and to support them with their work, specific needs and challenges. On the occasion of the 2nd Own Business Day, METRO has commissioned an international study focusing on key aspects of entrepreneurship.
News from Brussels / Week 25 September - 01 October 2017
Last Week, the French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at the Sorbonne University on the Future of Europe on Tuesday. The Commission issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products. On Thursday, the fourth round of the Brexit negotiations were concluded. And on Friday, the Digital Summit took place in Tallinn.
Enjoy the Own Business Day
METRO’s global campaign for small and medium-sized businesses
Business owners –whether it’s a restaurant, the small food store around the corner or our favorite barista at the weekly market- make our lives easier and more enjoyable. To support the work of our customers –mainly small and independent business- and recognise their dedication and the role they play in our communities, our sales line METRO Cash & Carry celebrates yearly in the 35 countries where it operates the “Own Business Day”, targeting 21 million METRO professional customers. This year’s edition will take place on Tuesday, 10 October.
Edible Science: Thoughts on Future of Food
Utopia or vision?
The change in the food sector through new technologies, innovations and concepts is mainly driven by global megatrends such as digitalization, urbanization, sustainability (climate change), overpopulation, individualization, health and "demographic change". In the future, it will be no longer possible to speak of vertical supply-chains, since mechanisms of the circular economy, for e.g. the use of biomass streams, are transforming the food system into an "ecosystem". In addition, all market players will be connected and interrelated.