Finland has giant supermarkets that only stock second-hand goods

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit Would you shop in a second-hand supermarket? In Finland, seven non-profit “reuse centres” called Kierrätyskeskus have popped up around Helsinki, offering preloved furniture, clothes, toys, books, sports gear and cookware. Sounds […]

Worldwide consumer confidence has shot up to its highest level for four years according to a survey of 130 Global Retail leaders

Sponsored Content ·         The biggest leap was in Western Europe where sentiment is six times more positive than a year ago, according to the study released at the 10th Annual World Retail Congress ·         The findings, in a study by Australia’s Monash Business School, set a positive tone to the start of the Rome event, which expects over 1,000 delegates […]

The EU Commission does nothing about the food retailing oligopoly

The theoretically most competitive of all EU markets, namely the large food retailing business, is accused by its suppliers, regrouped in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) of operating a real oligopoly. Despite this very important development, which poses an issue with ground-breaking repercussions on the way our ‘free competition’ economies operate, the European […]