Trade is an important part of society

The Finnish Grocery Trade Association (PTY) protects the interests of grocery trade and foodservice wholesales in industrial political decision-making. Through business policy initiatives, supply chain development, co-operation projects and services, the Association wants to improve and develop the overall operating conditions of the grocery trade.

The grocery trade operations are vital in order for society to work and the everyday life of consumers to continue smoothly. Trade plays a significant role as a foundation block of society, ensuring services and the habitability of the entire country and providing employment opportunities.

The trade sector employes some 270,000 people, approximately 80,000 of whom work in the grocery trade, department store trade and foodservice wholesales.