About ERRT

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The European Retail Round Table (ERRT) brings together the CEOs of Europe’s leading international retail companies.

They are active in a variety of retail markets, including food, furniture, fashion, and electronics, amongst others. Each retailer has both physical stores as well as multichannel operations in Europe.

The retail sector is of fundamental importance to the European economy and the well-being of EU citizens. ERRT promotes a Single Market in Retail, the delivery of a more sustainable consumption model, and the creation of new market opportunities globally.

ERRT is registered under the European Union Transparency Register with the ID Number 15751468852-52.

 

Mission Statement

ERRT shares its members’ collective ideas with the objective to better enable retailers to give Europe’s consumers better access to the benefits of the Single Market, and to promote the delivery of a more sustainable consumption model. To achieve this, ERRT contributes to public policy debate that impacts its members and Europe’s consumers, promoting policy choices that create opportunities both in the Single Market and in the global economy.

Drivers of innovation, many retailers are today pursuing multichannel strategies combining the advantages of a store network with the advantages of online selling. However, while the internet should, in theory, act as enabler of cross-border trade, in practice it merely exposes the barriers to a Single Market both to retailers and to consumers. The Digital Single Market is incomplete due to the absence of a Single Market in Retail. Shoppers are unable to benefit from the potential of the Single Market.

ERRT therefore proposes a comprehensive policy initiative to create the conditions under which retailers and shoppers will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities of the Single Market both offline and online. Rigorous enforcement of existing Single Market legislation is crucial to delivering the promises of the Single Market to citizens.

Structure

CEO ROUNDTABLE
The CEOs of ERRT member companies meet twice a year, giving the organisation its strategic direction. The meetings are chaired by the ERRT President, Mr Frans Muller (Ahold Delhaize).

Next meeting: Tuesday, 15 November 2016, Brussels

BUSINESS GROUP
The Group is composed of ERRT member company representatives who meet five times a year to steer ERRT’s operational activities. The present Chair of the Business Group is Ms Saskia Aalbers (Ahold Delhaize), the Vice-Chair Mr. Tony Ginty (Marks & Spencer).

Next meetings:  Tuesday, 8 November 2016,  Brussels

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The statutory AGM takes place in the first half of each year.

DAILY MANAGEMENT AND REPRESENTATION
ERRT runs an office in Brussels headed by the Director General, Dr. Susanne Czech. She fulfills in particular representative and executive functions.

 

Members

Want to become a member ?

As a leading European retailer, your company, by joining ERRT, will add further weight to our cause and allow the retail sector to speak with a stronger voice in Brussels. By becoming a member of ERRT, you can help orientate ERRT's annual strategic agenda in line with your company’s own interests and priorities and, in turn, particiapte in shaping the policy debate at the EU level. In addition, membership of the ERRT will allow your company to showcase the positive work you have been doing behind the scenes to key European decision makers and share best practices with counterparts from other big players in the retail sector.

Contact Us!

Frans Muller (PRESIDENT)

CEO MEMBER

Saskia Aalbers

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Sean Clarke

CEO MEMBER

Chris Lowe

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Philippe Brenninkmeijer & Hans Ploos

CEO MEMBER

Aleix Gonzalez

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Per Bank

CEO MEMBER

Mads Hvitved Grand

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Per Strömberg

CEO MEMBER

Ulrika Dennerborg

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Jorge Pont

CEO MEMBER

Juan Manuel de Mingo Azcárate

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Pablo Isla Alvarez de Tejera

CEO MEMBER

Santiago Martinez Lage

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Peter Agnefjäll

CEO MEMBER

Katarina Maaskant

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Pedro Soares dos Santos

CEO MEMBER

Jorge Jordão

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Sven Seidel

CEO MEMBER

Gerd Wolf

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Steve Rowe

CEO MEMBER

Tony Ginty

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Francisco Espert

CEO MEMBER

Juan Alfonso Herrero Pascual

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Olaf Koch

CEO MEMBER

Bernd Wagner & Maria Heider (Wholesale & Food Specialist Company)

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Dave Lewis

CEO MEMBER

John Timothy

BUSINESS GROUP MEMBER

Team

Susanne Czech, Dr.iur
Director General
Phone: 
+32 2 808 4878
Email: 
s.czech(at)errt.org
Daniel Gerber
Policy Manager
Phone: 
+32 2 808 4880
Email: 
d.gerber(at)errt.org
Thomas Burgess
Policy Advisor
Phone: 
+32 2 808 4870
Email: 
t.burgess(at)errt.org

ERRT - European Retail Round Table

Contact for general questions:
Phone: +32 2 808 4870
Email: info(at)errt.org

Contact for press enquiries:
Phone: +32 2 808 4878
Email: s.czech(at)errt.org