ECR Cyprus started as an initiative set up by its founding members-companies, under the name R.E.I. (Retail Efficiency Initiative) on the 14th of March 2012. In the first year of its operation, the positive results of the work carried out by the companies which cooperated in two pilot projects (EDI & Category Management) were made public.
This led to the need for the creation of an official body for greater participation by even more companies. On the 12th of September 2013, this initiative evolved into an Association entitled R.E.A. (Retail Efficiency Association).
The most important turning point of the Association was its membership with the European network - ECR EUROPE - on the 30th of April 2014 and as a consequence the Association also changed its name to ECR Cyprus. It should be noted that ECR EUROPE cooperates with the World Organization entitled Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a fact that widens its scope of knowledge and activity on a worldwide basis.
It should also be noted that ECR EUROPE changed its name to ECR Community following the vote taken by its General Meeting on the 26th of February 2016.
FIRST BOARD OF DIRECTORS (12th of September 2013)
|C.A. PAPAELLINAS EMPORIKI LTD (ALPHA MEGA)||George Theodotou|
|C.A.C. PAPANTONIOU TRADING LTD||Pambos Papantoniou|
|CARREFOUR CYPRUS||Thierry Noyer|
|ERMES GROUP||Christis Christoforou|
|METRO FOODS TRADING LTD||Christos Skordellis|
|ARGOSY TRADING LTD||Marios Loucaides|
|CHRISTODOULIDES BROS LTD||Zenon Markides|
|LAIKO COSMOS TRADING LTD||Vassilis Petrides|
|IAKOVOS PHOTIADES FOODSTUFF SUPPLIERS LTD (IPH)||Christos Fotiadis|
|LANITIS BROS LTD||Chris Christodoulakis|
|PHOTOS PHOTIADES DISTRIBUTORS LTD||Panicos Alkiviades|
|EY – (Ernst & Young)||Thanos Mavros|
|EY – (Ernst & Young)||George Loizides|
|LEXACT LAW OFFICE||Olga Georgiades|