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Monday, 30.03.2015, 07:25
Service quality of Estonian supermarkets is the lowest in the Baltic States, but the level has fallen in all three countries in 2014, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Keyword tags: Baltic, Markets and Companies, Retail
Latvian vegetable producers should cooperate more in order to protect their interests and meet the needs of supermarket chains, Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers) said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", cites LETA.
On March 5th 2015, the European Court of Justice made a decision that the sales tax that the city of Tallinn imposed in 2010-2011 contradicted the EU law and excise tax directive, LETA/delfi.ee reports.
The plan of the Tallinn city government to ban the retail sales of alcohol on Sundays will be postponed because two alcohol retail companies have disputed the city government's decree in court and seek legal protection, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In January 2015, compared with January 2014, the volume of retail trade increased by 6.7% in Latvia, which is the fifth best growth among the European Union member states for which data are available, according to latest information provided by Eurostat. In Lithuania, retail volume rose by 3.3%, but in Estonia – by 2.8%, writes LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2015 compared to January of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 5% at constant prices.
Estonian Economy and Communications Ministry said, commenting upon the fresh Estonian retail trade statistics, that in the future, the main risk point for the Estonian economy will be Finland, LETA/delfi.ee reports.