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In the METRO GROUP TRADE LETTER, we concern ourselves each quarter with political and social issues which affect our company or the industry as a whole. The intention behind the METRO GROUP TRADE LETTER is not only to keep people informed but also to serve as a basis for dialogue with our political and social contacts in Germany and the EU. The METRO GROUP TRADE LETTER is published quarterly in print, in German and English.

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Trade Letter Issue 02 / September 2016

The last mile and the first steps – Retail logistics 4.0

"Everything in real time?" - referring to this headline the current Trade Letter is dealing with trends, opportunities and challenges in the field of Trade logistics. What kind of changes will be brought about by the megatrends of urbanisation and digitisation? What impact will increasing online retail, a desire for round-the-clock availability of goods, and new technologies in general have on retail logistics structures and processes? These are the questions addressed in the focal point of this issue of the Trade Letter.

Joint Interview about the subject food waste

Dr. Babette Winter, State Secretary for Culture and European Affairs within Thuringia’s State Chancellery, and Tanja Dräger de Teran, specialist in sustainable land use, climate protection and nutrition at WWF Germany, discussed ways in which to prevent food waste. Both of them share optimism about achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – but for this purpose politicians, retailers and consumers have to contribute.

Wednesday Social regarding sustainable consumption

How can sustainable consumption work? This topic was the focus of the Wednesday Social at the METRO Campus in Düsseldorf. In this Trade Letter we take a look back at the event where Renate Künast, chair of the German Bundestag's Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection, was our guest.

Insights: Cash systems – safe systems

How do closed cash register systems work and how they prevent data manipulation? Find answers in the Trade Letter's "Insights" section.

Eating Good Food… with Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

With the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukatitis we talked about the Lithuanian cuisine, effective food labelling, possibilities to avoid food waste and how retail, wholesale and policy makers could help each other doing a better job ensuring safe food.

Trade letter Issue 02 / September 2016, PDF 1.46 MB

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METRO Logistics


METRO Logistics
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Interactive pallets facilitate monitoring of goods

Interactive pallets facilitate monitoring of goods
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Hub solutions take the strain off inner cities

Hub solutions take the strain of inner cities
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Putting delivery robots to the test

Putting delivery robots to the test
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Reducing leftovers

Reducing leftovers
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Food waste in the EU


Food waste in the EU
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