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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.

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"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.

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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.  

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Trade barriers in the Single Market

Study suggests companies face discriminatory measures in Single Market

In an EU-wide survey of the Centre for European Policy (cep) commissioned by METRO AG  59% of companies feel affected by discriminatory restrictions to their business in the Single Market.  

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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.

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News from Brussels / Week 11 - 17 September 2017

News from Brussels / Week 11 - 17 September 2017

Last Wednesday, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union Speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where he presented his priorities for the year ahead and outlined his vision for how the European Union could evolve until 2025. Concrete initiatives on trade, investment screening, cybersecurity and industry were mentioned. Moreover, President Juncker announced that the Commission will present guidance on dual quality of products in the upcoming weeks. On Thursday, MEPs approved Sven Giegold's Report calling for more transparency in EU decision-making processes and approved new rules to mobilise investments for SMEs.

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