|06.02.2021 : Lighthouse 2021
Unanimously the Board of ERA approved a proposal of Prof.Dr.B.Hallier to elect the Peace Nobel Laureate of 2006 Prof.Dr.M.Yunus for the Hall of Fame. Professor Muhammad Yunus - born in Bathua/Bangladesh - got his BA and MA at Dhaka University/Pakistan and his PhD at the Vanderbilt University/USA. He was teaching as an assistant professor of economics at the Middle Tennessee State University. In 1971 Prof.Yunus joined Chittagong University at his old home-town. In 2006 he got together with the Grameen Bank the Nobel Peace Prize for the idea of micro-credits/micro-finance and its application (more at Hall of Fame).
Professor Hallier got to know Professor Yunus when both visited several times the Astana Economic Forum in Kazakhstan. Especially after the Corona Pandemic and its effects on all business along the international total supply chain in 2020/2021 Professor Hallier sees a need of micro-credits/finance for the poor countries which become the loosers in the widening gaps between oversaturated markets and developing countries. "We need Lighthouses like Professor Yunus to focus an equilibrium between economics, ecology and ethics for global harmony" Prof.Hallier stated at the nomination of Professor Yunus for the Hall of Fame 2021 of the European Retail Academy. "Also studying and teaching at different places in the world and looking for applications in business Prof.Yunus and his brother with his foundation is a hope and benchmark for young people" Hallier added.
|17.01.2021 : Long-run Experience
In 1977 Germany's first pioneer of scanning the Suedmarkt/Carl Doderer informed by a letter its suppliers about the possibility to use in future the EAN bar-code. Accidentally B.Hallier at that time received a copy as an assistant of the Board of Brinkmann Cigarettes responsible for automation/innovation. He immediately started a dialogue with the CCG (today GS 1 Germany) management to analyze the system and to take action from the side of the Branded Goods Industry to integrate the bar-code into the product-design of the brands because the print at the products saved costs at the store-levels for the manual instore-merchandise by staff of industry as well as retailers. The bar-code helped to identify products immediately at the cash-zone by scanners and decreased costs in inventories.
In 1984 Hallier changed from industry to retail becoming CEO of the ISB Institute for Self-Service, merging in 1988 ISB with RGH which owned 50 percent of the shares of the predecessor of GS 1 Germany. By this Hallier could follow very closely for 25 years the next development : the generation of chip-codes which enabled with bigger data-capacities and in connection with RFID optimizations in the distribution like shelf-management/ECR etc. "Also the METRO FUTURE STORE was pushed by a booth of more than 2000 squaremeters at our EuroShop exhibition" Prof.Dr.Hallier remembers. Since 2019 Hallier is now involved in the QR-code development of the Two-dimensional Code Industry (ZIIOT) in China. "It will be an essential tool for AI and also revolutionize distribution by the link with the Internet of Things " Hallier forecasts. "I am thankful for nearly 50 years to be able to be so close to decision-makers at the different sides of the table" he summarizes his long-run experience.
|05.12.2020 : Change of view
In context with her 10 meters painting „Earth and Cosmos" for her Bachelor of Art at the Alanus University/Germany in 2012 and her continuing intellectual concern of a holistic view for the macro¬situation Marie-Christin Hallier started in 2020 a new work-cycle labelled „Omnis Mundis Creatura „ defending the micro-cosmos of animals. „This is a response of the dramatic impact of the climate change and wrong human behaviour concerning the habitat and biodiversity" she explained at an exhibition . „l did choose the format of small aquarell paintings as a symbol for the small micro¬cosmos being different for each animal and small in relation to the macro-view - but also as a hint that even small actions can help in a wake-up call: because the world be shown in those paintings might be seen no longer in the real world soon" she added.
The interdependence of each micro-cosmos with the others can be understood for example in the Corona Pandemie : in public discussions Bats have caused it - but in M.-C. Hallier's view it had been human beings who entered the territory and natural destination of the animals. „Humans and Animals have to respect each others in a macro-cooperation , because there is only one planet which has to be shared by human beings, animals and plants" she stated. Her triptychon of Bats show the resting one in the middle framed by two flying ones. In analogy also Corona might have sleepy and active phases ! „Bats keep distance to each other during flights : so should do human beings among each other but also in respecting the micro-cosmos of animals and plants." is her claim.
|25.10.2020 : Joint Standards
For a second time the EUCVOT/ERA Team IS supported by the University of National and World Economy from Sofia/Bulgaria. Violena Nencheva studied there her Bachelor Studies and currently she is doing her PhD. (Linkedin: VIOLENA NENCHEVA) .
Her Master Violena did at the University of Dauphine in Paris/France.
In addition, during her PhD studies she did various exchange programs at the Autonomous University of Querétaro/Mexico.
As a far-distance student Violena created the Spanish version of (www.european-retail-academy.org/TUN) which is a thematic University network to communicate the philosophy of standards for food from farm to fork which is for Prof.Dr.Hallier one of the keys for green marketing.
|30.09.2020 : Loss of BioDiversity
The Climate Change results in nature in a loss of BioDiversity : more and more plants, flowers and animals get lost. "For me as an artist having travelled also to countries in Africa like Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Kenya with vast unsettled areas I know how important the natural environment is for the development of plants and animals as well as for the human beings. We are all a macro-cosmos linked with each other. It seems that many emotional impressions which I still got during my travels will be irreplaceable lost for future generations!" Marie-Christin Hallier stated presenting some of her pictures of her collection Omnis Mundi Creatura in Germany.
M.-C. had studied art(BA) and art therapy(MA) at the Alanus University in Germany (see more at) and exhibited among others in Kenya parallel to a Food Waste Conference (Link Vernissage Kenya).