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News & Positions - April 2021

Swift transposition of the Unfair Trading Practices Directive necessary for robust EU recovery

Press Release, Brussels, 30 April 2021 - The 1st of May deadline for the transposition into national law of pioneering EU legislation to ensure a fair and competitive food supply chain will unfortunately pass without this achievement in most EU...

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News & Positions - March 2021

Musical chairs of retail alliances could spread further unfair business conduct across EU

Press release, Brussels, 26 March 2021 - Edeka, the 55.7 billion euro German retail giant, announced its departure today from powerhouse retail alliance AgeCore, to join yet another newly formed alliance Everest, under AgeCore’s previous leadership. AgeCore, with a gross...

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News & Positions - March 2021

Commission study confirms once again the great diversity of consumer tastes and preferences across the EU

AIM welcomes the findings of the European Commission’s 2nd report on food products which confirms, once again, that differences on composition or sensory proprieties, where they exist, do “not show a geographical trend”. The Commission report, which examined 20 products...

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News & Positions - March 2021

AIM publishes Position on the Commission’s draft Digital Services Act (DSA)

AIM, the European Brands Association, is grateful to the European Commission for its considered draft Digital Services Act (“DSA”), which should help to ensure that the European Union remains at the vanguard of protecting online consumer and business trust, safeguarding...

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News & Positions - February 2021

AIM calls for EU investigation into European Retail Alliance AgeCore as French authority targets it and Intermarché for unfair trading practices imposed on suppliers, seeking EUR 150 million fine

Press Release, Brussels, 19 February 2021 - The French government today has acted on the abusive unfair trading practices imposed on 93 suppliers by French retailer Intermarché through its international alliance, AgeCore, and Intermarché Belgium. Seeking a fine of over...

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