EPAL decides to end the exchangeability agreement with the UIC as of 1st May 2017.


Read: European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) press release about termination of exchange of EPAL and EUR pallets and EPAL recomendations on pallets exchange after 1st May, 2017, here!

Previously ECR Baltic recommended to openly exchange EPAL and EUR pallets, please see the latest recommebdations on EUR and EPAL pallets exchange: the latest ECR Baltic pallet assessment cards draft Baltic version v3.0 February 2016 (also in Estonian).

The recommendation to stop exchange between EPAL Euro pallets and UIC pallets applies from 01/05/2017. The previously effective recommendation that also pallets bearing the “EUR” marking (UIC, MAV, CD, ADIF, GreenCargo etc.) can be exchanged, to continue to apply, but however to be limited in duration until 31/12/2021 and restricted to pallets that have been produced by 28/02/2017 in strict compliance with the UIC leaflets 435-2 to 435-6.

For more information, please contact:

Janas Likšo, CEO EPAL Committee in the Baltic States

ECR Baltic signed cooperation agreement with Latvian Investment and Development Agency


ECR Baltic, biedrība ir noslēgusi 19.12.2016 līgumu Nr.SKV-L-2016/1001 ar Latvijas Investīciju un attīstības aģentūru par atbalsta saņemšanu pasākuma “Starptautiskās konkurētspējas veicināšana” ietvaros, ko līdzfinansē Eiropas Reģionālās attīstības fonds.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Sincerely Yours, ECR Baltic

Letter to ECR Baltic members for 2017.

Call for presentations and investment opportunities at 10th ECR Baltic and 5th Lithuanian Traders Forum in Vilnius from 19th of April 2017


     Organizer in Lithuania


5th LITHUANIAN TRADERS FORUM is scheduled on 19th of April, Vilnius, Vilnius Grand Resort hotel in cooperation with Verslo Žinios and LPIA (Lietuvos prekybos įmonių asociacija).

The combined audience from traders forum and ECR Baltic 250 - 300 (with translation both directions English/Lithuanian).

* Call for papers/presentations till 30th January 2017

We are looking for case studies where collaboration on non-competitive areas has generated measureable benefits for all the parties involved including shoppers and consumers:

1. C-Level plenary presentation on collaboration and market development in Baltics by FMCG retailer and supplier on behalf of ECR Baltic.

2. Available 3 spots during ECR breakouts to present business cases on shopper, supply chain and digital topics (one retailer, supplier, solution provider on stage).

3. On top of business cases we are looking for the FMCG companies able to host the company visits addresing common supply chain issues in Lithuania on 18th and/or 20th of April 2017

Please send the topic, 5-7 bullet points, speaker and co-speakers names to ECR Baltic ( | Call +37126546645) before 30th of January 2017, the submissions to be approved by the joint ECR Baltic Forum and Traders Forum committee.

* Investment and sponsorship opportunities, learn more here!

For more information, please contact Edgars Pentjuss, ECR Baltic +37126546645

ECR Community new website and drafted strategy 2017-2019


Welcome to ECR Community.

Who we are and what we do!

ECR Community wbsite:

Download ECR Community strategy draft 2017-2019, here!

ESM (European Supermarket Magazine) featuring launch of ECR Community (Efficient Consumer Response).

ECR Baltic is an Efficient Consumer Response Initiative in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. ECR Baltic is a collaborative retailer-manufacturer platform with a mission “to fulfill consumer wishes better, faster and at less cost”. It is a non-profit organization which aims to help retailers and manufacturers in the FMCG sector to drive supply chain efficiencies and deliver business growth and consumer value. ECR Baltic is a member of ECR Community.