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Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Commerce Federation: Consumption of plastic carrier bags declines rapidly in the retail sector

An agreement made between the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Commerce Federation has rapidly reduced the consumption of plastic carrier bags and lightweight plastic bags in the retail sector during its first year. More than 1,100 companies are now party to the agreement, which in practice means more than 3,300 shops.

A new collective agreement has been made for the commercial sector

A new collective agreement has been made for the commercial sector, and it will be valid from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2020.

The ‘Watch out for online scams’ campaign warns consumers of online scammers

Commencing today, the ‘Watch out for online scams’ campaign aims to warn consumers of scammers operating online. Everyone using the Internet should keep in mind that if something seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.

Ollaan ihmisiksi (‘Lets behave ourselves’) campaign launched to combat inappropriate behaviour

Many professionals in the commercial sector are frequently faced with inappropriate behaviour in their daily work. Launched today on 4 December, the Ollaan ihmisiksi (‘Lets behave ourselves’) campaign seeks to awaken consumers to think about their own role in enhancing the occupational wellbeing of salespersons and other customer service professionals.

Russians spend money in Finland again, but the golden days are over

After a period of decline, the number of Russian visitors to Finland is now on the rise. In the January–July period 2017, the number of Russian visitors increased by 15 per cent and the number of visa applications by over 60 per cent from the previous year. However, Finland’s biggest competitors for Russian purchasing power are Estonia and e-commerce.

Taavi Heikkilä, the Chair of the Finnish Commerce Federation: Commerce wants to create jobs

The largest business sector in Finland, commerce, is looking for ways to create more jobs. The tasks in the sector are undergoing rapid change, and so are the skills needed. The future programme for t...

Consumer services are not regarded as highly as the industry–for the time being

According to the new reputation index for the service sector, the appreciation of different sectors varies significantly depending on gender and age. The gender differences are largest for young peopl...

The transformation of commerce already affecting employment

A digital consumer is eager to buy online – even from abroad