03.12.2016: Post Harvest Congress

Within a Global House of Harmony between Economics, Ecology and Ethics the care for Africa has to be empowered Prof.Dr.Hallier stated in view of the strategic tasks for the upcoming five years. The change of climate, the inequality of living standards and the necessary increase of food security worldwide needs an optimization of the value chains with fair trade practices. Knowledge of Logistics, Storage and Processing has to be distributed urgently to SMEs in the Third World.

The European Retail Academy will support the Congress by input and dissemination, by an additional art-exhibition about Food Waste at the Nairobi National Gallery in cooperation with the Association of International Artists (Link) and by workshops for underprivileged school-children.

25.11.2016: SCM-ECR Laboratory

The 2016 SCM4ECR Conference was jointly organized by the SCM-ECR Laboratory, the Valahia Univerity of Targoviste, University of Technology Czestochowa, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romanian-American University and the Romanian Logistics Association ARILOG.

Matei Purcarea - at the photo together with Prof. Virgil Popa, Conference Chair - presented the hot topic "The challenge of a distinctive Customer Journey into an Augmented Supply Chain".

15.11.2016: Meeting Innovation

The first EuroShop Exhibition was organized in 1966 jointly by ISB/today EHI Retail Institute and the Duesseldorf Fair. In 1966 the title of the show was very ambitious: Europe was still in the very early beginning! Today this trianual event has become the World Leader in retail technologies. Its net area exhibition place in 2017 will be about 120.000 squaremeters.

The 2017 Show from March 5th-9th is innovating itself by segmenting the exhibition no longer in four but seven focal points: Shop Fitting and Store Design, Retail Technology, Expo & Event Marketing, Food Tech & Energy Marketing, POP Marketing, Lighting, Visual Merchandising. The European Retail Academy offers additionally store-checks in the Duesseldorf/Cologne Area on demand.

07.11.2016: TOP in Asia

The Asian Pacific area is not only expected to grow in retail by double digit numbers uptill 2021, but it has also the youngest population in the World! Andrew Yeo and his NYCU Media Group have honored in Singapore the Top of the Top 500 of the 14 regions in Asia.

The Gold medals for the markets in alphabetical order went to Australia/Westfarmers, China/China Resources Enterprise, Hong Kong/AS Watson Group , India/Future Group, Indonesia/Indomarco Primatama, Japan/AEON, Malaysia/ GCH Retail, New Zealand/Foodstuffs, Phillippines/ SM Retail, Singapore/NTUC FairPrice Co-operative, South Korea/Lotte, Taiwan/ President Chain store, Thailand/ CP All and Vietnam/ Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives.

28.10.2016: Best of the Best

For 13 years already Andrew Yeo, founder of NYCU Media, mainly supported by Euromonitor International and KPMG is publishing the TOP 500 Retailer List of 14 Asian Pacific players (more in ERA-news to come). Part of the Award Ceremony for the Top retailers from all nations is an additional competition via a questionnaire. Here international well-known scientists check the performance and strategies. The selected three companies as benchmarks being on stage in Singapore at Sofitel Sentosa Resort together with the jury:

The Good Guys/Australia are a benchmark far above the Asian Pacific area! As a general electrical retailer The Good Guys analyse their market-share not only within the total market development, but for many segments. The company's business statistics show that the application for the Retail Asia Awards is not just an ad-hoc decision - but they use questions of strategy and efficiency as their own long-standing tools of (self-) control. Rustan/Philippines is a department store with 65 years tradition positioned as an oasis for quality, beauty and soothening retail therapy! Rustan aims to offer lifestyle solutions which can be appreciated in value still over time. By this vision and consequences in operations Rustan became a successful brand in the Phillipines. Indomarco/Indonesia has been very innovative with mini-markets and convenience stores in a space less than 400 sqm.

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