Austrian Retail Association
Independent. Non-partisan. Voluntary.
Retail Austria - Leading Hub for Tech, Innovation, eCommerce and Regulatory Affairs
The Austrian Retail Association / Handelsverband is the spokesman and partner of the Austrian retail companies since 1921 and is active as a political independent advocacy group and innovation platform in order to accompany its members in the context of changing market challenges.
In addition to its members, which generate more than 65 Billion Euros annually around 300.000 employees at 25.000 locations all over Austria, numerous companies of various specializations are associated with the Austrian Retails Association as partners.
The association's portfolio includes several innovative industry congresses, for example the discussion-format [trade] zone, the Business Breakfast “Good morning retail”, the RETAIL magazine, the publication of studies and the Austrian Retail Association Akademie.
Specialized departments, so called Circles, with more than 20 meetings per year provide know-how and offer members the opportunity to exchange information in a structured way. The online platform SME RETAIL offers all Austrian retail companies’ expertise, trading data and legal certainty.
The Import Information Hub Austria is the forum for domestic importers and international exporters.
With the seal of approval Trustmark Austria, the Austrian Retail Association sets standards and promotes consumers sense of quality and trust in eCommerce.