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US retailers want more work to be done in data breach notification bill
The US National Retail Federation (NRF) has conveyed to the House Financial Services Committee that draft data breach notification legislation requires more work to ensure that appropriate data security standards are defined and that no industries that handle sensitive data are exempt.
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Leeds retailer fined for selling rotten fruit
A Leeds based independent retailer has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 for selling rotten fruit in his store.
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UK retailer fined GBP5000 for selling rotten fruit
An independent retailer in the UK's Leeds has been fined over £5,000 for selling rotten fruit in his store.
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UK CMA provisionally clears Tesco/Booker merger
By RBR Staff Writer
The UK' s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared Tesco/Booker merger after in-depth review, saying that the purchase does not raise competition concerns.
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BRC urges Chancellor to support retail industry in Budget
By RBR Staff Writer
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond to deliver a budget for shoppers.
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Amazon partners with UK government to test drone deliveries
By RBR Staff Writer
Online retail giant Amazon has entered into a partnership with UK Government to expand its testing of delivery drones.
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Osborne proposes new national living wage in UK
By RBR Staff Writer
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has proposed introduction of a new national living wage at a rate of £7.20 per hour as part of the budget this year.
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Osborne proposes longer trading hours in England and Wales
By RBR Staff Writer
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has proposed plans to allow longer trading hours on Sundays in England and Wales as part of the budget this year.
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FTC requires Dollar Tree and Family Dollar to divest 330 stores as condition of merger
By RBR Staff Writer
Discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Stores have agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to a private equity firm, Sycamore Partners, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Dollar Tree’s proposed $9.2bn acquisition of Family Dollar would likely be anticompetitive.
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China backs cross-border e-commerce with new tax policies
By RBR Staff Writer
China is planning to promote cross-border e-commerce as the country transforms from manufacturing to higher-value services to cater to increasing middle class.
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Australian regulator to probe Coles-Supabarn acquisition deal
By RBR Staff Writer
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will begin a public review of Coles’ proposed acquisition of Supabarn supermarkets as it is concerned that the deal may reduce competition in the market.
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Amazon faces European anti-trust probe over e-books distribution
By RBR Staff Writer
Amazon has found itself in the center of yet another controversy with the European Commission formally opening an antitrust investigation into the retailer’s business practices over the distribution of e-books.
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Amazon restructures tax paying practices in Europe
By RBR Staff Writer
Amazon.com has restructured its tax practices in Europe and decided to pay taxes in individual countries in the continent, instead of reporting it through Luxembourg based subsidiary.
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Federation-Novion $22bn merger gets Australian regulator nod
By RBR Staff Writer
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given its nod to the proposed $22bn merger between Federation Centres and Novion Property, after both the companies agreed to divest one of their shopping centers in South East Melbourne.
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British watchdog to launch probe over Poundland's acquisition deal of 99p Stores
By RBR Staff Writer
UK competition watchdog Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will launch an in-depth investigation into Poundland's planned acquisition of 99p Stores.
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