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 50 Billion Euros annually with more than 400.000 employees at 20.000 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. With the seal of approval Trustmark Austria, the Austrian Retail Association sets standards and promotes consumers sense of quality and trust in eCommerce.
KMU RETAIL is the free toolkit for small retailers and webshops and includes the following services:
- News & legal updates
- 50% discount on all events, seminars and training of the Austrian Retail Association
- Studies & Market Data
- Tools & Guides
- Listing with logo and URL on the website of the Austrian Retail Association
- Use of the member logo of the Austrian Retail Association, the Black Friday logo and, if applicable, the seal "Österreichischer Händler"
- 4 times a year you receive the magazine “retail”, the magazine for the Austrian retail trade