The European Retail Academy (ERA) was founded in February 2005 at the exhibition EuroShop by Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier and some of his academic friends to support the Bologna-process and the interaction between theory and application in the field. Today www.european-retail-academy.org has links to more than 225 research-institutes for trade/marketing/ tourism all over the world. The ERA Hall of Fame selects each year one professor who stands for outstanding contributions within the international interaction of research and applied sciences. Allow us to remember the distinguished personalities who have been honored by ERA in the last five years: John L. Stanton, Léon F. Wegnez, Romano Prodi, Klaus Toepfer, Robert Aumann.
It is our honor and pleasure to announce that at the beginning of this year ERA recommends the Romanian Distribution Committee Magazine as an opportunity for publishing major research.