Report of the experts group on retail innovation

Publikováno: 25. 3. 2014

The report identifies the main innovation drivers and barriers in the European Retail sector and makes a number of recommendations for possible actions to help increase the sector’s competitiveness through innovation

The report was developed in line with the Innovation Union objective of presenting a comprehensive innovation strategy from "research to retail" and as part of the European Retail Action Plan. It is published on the Innovation Union website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?pg=keydocs

 

The direct links to the report are the following:

-        Final report from the Expert Group on Retail Sector Innovation:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/pdf/Report_from_EG_on_Retail_Sector_Innovation_A4_FINAL_2.pdf#view=fit&pagemode=none

 

-        Annex to the report presenting six perspectives on Retail Sector Innovation:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/pdf/Six_perspectives_on_Retail_Innovation_EG_on%20Retail_Sector_Innovation_web.pdf#view=fit&pagemode=none

The report identifies a number of recommendations that would apply to trade associations and social partners. EuroCommerce is screening these proposals and have planned a workshop on 22 May to discuss retail innovation including access to funding. 

The recommendations of the Expert Group are derived from a clearer understanding of the characteristics of innovation in retailing presented in this report, together with an assessment of the drivers and barriers affecting the future nature, pace and incidence of retail innovation within Europe. They are based on an iterative process within the Expert Group that, in the final stage of the Group’s work, generated over 150 potential recommendations. These were refined in the context of the priorities suggested by the European Retail Action Plan, organized by broad objective, and agreed by the Group after discussion with officials in DG Research & Innovation and DG Internal Market and Services as to their feasibility. The recommendations in this report are the innovation- and retail-specific ones given the highest priorities and are presented in the following table. Each recommendation is accompanied by a brief elaboration of the action, an indication of the stakeholders to whom the recommendation is directed and a proposed mechanism for taking the recommendation forward.

The recommendations are made not just to the Commission but also to other relevant stakeholders, including trade associations, universities and retailers themselves. Some of the recommendations are designed particular for the trade associations. The Expert Group believes it could be useful to invite members from different trade associations to discuss the findings of this report and the implications for association members. For example, developing an information platform and carrying out regulatory screening would seem to be a natural part of the remit of most trade associations.

 

 

The recommendations of the Expert Group are derived from a clearer understanding of the characteristics of innovation in retailing presented in this report, together with an assessment of the drivers and barriers affecting the future nature, pace and incidence of retail innovation within Europe. They are based on an iterative process within the Expert Group that, in the final stage of the Group’s work, generated over 150 potential recommendations. These were refined in the context of the priorities suggested by the European Retail Action Plan, organized by broad objective, and agreed by the Group after discussion with officials in DG Research & Innovation and DG Internal Market and Services as to their feasibility. The recommendations in this report are the innovation- and retail-specific ones given the highest priorities and are presented in the following table. Each recommendation is accompanied by a brief elaboration of the action, an indication of the stakeholders to whom the recommendation is directed and a proposed mechanism for taking the recommendation forward.

The recommendations are made not just to the Commission but also to other relevant stakeholders, including trade associations, universities and retailers themselves. Some of the recommendations are designed particular for the trade associations. The Expert Group believes it could be useful to invite members from different trade associations to discuss the findings of this report and the implications for association members. For example, developing an information platform and carrying out regulatory screening would seem to be a natural part of the remit of most trade associations. 

 

Zdroj: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?pg=keydocs

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