SmarketPlace: everywhere in Europe?
Article from the RIPESS Europe newsletter - January 2022
Antonin Calderon, January 2022
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Under the dual pressure of online multinationals and large-scale distribution, we have been witnessing the disappearance of small shops, sometimes century-old brands, as well as local craft activities for several decades. The products offered for consumption are often of lower quality, and they are imported from far away, aggravating the climate crisis. The management of the COVID-19 crisis has accentuated this process.
It is becoming necessary and urgent to offer the possibility of buying local, quality products online, produced under dignified social conditions, and which preserve the personal data of consumers.