20.04.2020 : Holistic Health Approach

Since 1994 due to several food-scandals during the 80ies accumulating in the British Cow Desease (BSE) Prof.Dr.Hallier organized workshops for tracing and tracking of beef (see also: Orgainvent) and for good agricultural practice (see also Globalgap). In 2004 the three Romanian professors Prof.Dr.Florian Popa, Prof.Dr.Victor Purcarea and Prof.Dr.Theodor Purcarea designed as a holistic approach a link between health/well-being and the Total Supply Chain under the slogan SANABUNA (see also: Link)


Using the Health Day 2009 an International Conference was launched in Brasov/Romania under the headline "Save lives. Make hospitals safe in emergencies". Reflecting that 2009-wake-up call of the scientists now with the background of the Corona Pandemic for Prof.Dr.B.Hallier pro-active actions need steam for quite many years to become a main-stream in the society - but mostly according to his experience it needs a real dramatic crisis with enforced administrative measures with a set of punishment-tools to turn the situation of crisis towards treatment by competence. Global standards like the QR-Code might be the platform to build modern IoT-connections between individuals, health-systems, the food-chain and hot-spots of different kinds. Worth to mention is that ERA's Chinese partner ZIIOT listed in this context key-facts about food-safety from the WHO website (see: Link).

10.04.2020 : Food Availability

Environmental Challenges like the Climate Change as well as growing Egoism in national Economies - as seen lately in the Corona crisis - will increase according to Prof.Dr.Hallier the gap between the rich and the poor: in individual economies and in the worldwide competition. Food Availability will become one of the social battlefields in the next decades.


As ERA-trainee Dr. Alina Pukhovskaya looked into buying habits in affluent countries versus increasing demand of poorer populations for EU-publication about Food Waste (See eBook). Later she expanded the topic and analyzed in her PhD research at CIRCLE International/Vitez University the case of the Mexican Food Bank (See Publication). According to Prof.Hallier this project should be enlarged by the Global Green University to further countries: also to be customized to other cultural habits/needs around the globe.

30.05.2020 : COVID-19 Challenge

The CREATIVITY of retail can be seen according to Prof.Dr.Hallier in a lot of short-term initiatives to protect consumers in the food business against COVID-19. Some of the best practices will become teaching material for blended learning at this Site in one of the next News-editions.


Part of the overall effort to contain the spread of the virus had been on the level with trading partners to guarantee supplies despite panic buying; instore-operations had been partly re-arranged ; own personnel had to be educated for the new situation and consumers to be instructed to change shopping-behavior; e-commerce had been speeded up to reduce risks for people better to stay at home. Prof Hallier gives a lot of credit-points to the "Heroes of Supply".

24.06.2015: Entrepreneurial Responsibility

Prof.Hallier lectured at the Alanus University/Germany about the Global House of Harmony combining Economics, Ecology and Ethics. Special points of entrepreneurial responsibility from the food-sector are Tracing/Tracing ( see also Cuttinghouse TILS ) , Good Agricultural Practice (Globalgap) and the EU-Project FORWARD (FoodWasteManagement). Another special point was the intertwine of Culture and History with the focus on art-collectors and sponsors : several museums in Cologne/Bonn are the result of wholesalers like Walraff/Richartz/ furs and Rautenstrauch/furs and Koenig/sugar.

The Alanus University has an emphasis on social aspects in Society and is based in its educational framework on principles of RudolfSteiner.

25.05.2017 : World Awards

In 1887 the deparment-store "Au Bon Marche' " in Paris was designed by Gustave Eiffel; its 25.000 square meters sales area were described by the famous French writer Emile Zola as "The Paradise for Ladies". It was the start of strong competition between Paris, London, Berlin and other big cities to attract high-level international consumers. Still today department stores are traffic builder for cities and for shopping centres.

In 2017 the top of the top of the department stores will meet at the 5th World Department Store Forum (WDSF), this time in Toronto/Canada. In that event two Awards will be handed over: one honours outstanding performances by sales associates in serving and fulfilling customer expectations, commitment beyond duty, product knowledge, team work and commercial results: its three finalists are Al Tayer / Harvey Nichols - UAE
; Brown Thomas - Ireland; Neiman Marcus - USA
. The second Award recognizes the important role of in-store campaigns for department stores in creating footfall, increasing conversion rates and sales, as well as connecting with both loyal and new customers. Here the three finalists are 'Enjoy the Front Row' by LaRinascente - Italy; 'The Give Registry' by Myer - Australia and 'EveryBODY' by Selfridges & Co. - England.

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