CEOE President, Antonio Garamendi, held a meeting this morning with the Board of Directors of the Spanish Textile Retail Association (ARTE). The meeting was held on the occasion of the incorporation of the new business association to CEOE. The Board of Directors, chaired by Reyes Herce, has transferred to Garamendi the objective with which ARTE was born and the agenda established for 2023. For his part, the president of CEOE has valued the work of the retail sector that creates wealth and employment in our country and which brings together a first-class business network at a European and world level.
ART It has recently been set up with the aim of achieving greater coordination for the promotion of sectoral approaches in the economic, socio-labour and regulatory fields. The directors of the association exposed the president of CEOE the situation of the industry in our country and their plans to promote it.
They explained to him that ART It already represents more than a third of the sector and has been set up with the aim of promoting the freedom of business and establishment; that of commerce and business hours; market unity, as well as developing the commitments acquired in terms of social and environmental sustainability.
The companies that make up ARTE are: Grupo Inditex (Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius, Kiddy’s Class, Zara and Zara Home), H&M, Mango, Primark, Iberian Sports Retail Group (JD, Sport Zone and Sprinter), Uniqlo and Pepco. The business association has expressed its interest in integrating all those companies in the sector that have common interests.
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