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HSA suspends licenses of 14 tobacco retailers in Singapore
By RBR Staff Writer
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health of the Singapore Government, has suspended the licenses of 14 tobacco retailers for selling tobacco to underage youth.
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KFC' Bangladesh unit warned, slapped $337 fine
By RBR Staff Writer
The Bangladesh unit of American fast food and chicken restaurant chain KFC in Chittagong was recently warned for not providing quality food to customers, and fined $337.46 by the country's Consumer Rights Protection Directorate mobile court.
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Filipino municipality councilor proposes liquor sale regulation
By RBR Staff Writer
La Trinidad municipality councilor Roderick Awingan recently proposed an ordinance to regulate the sale, serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages in all the business establishments of the municipality.
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Costco participates in program to ensure legal recruitment
By RBR Staff Writer
Costco, the US membership wholesale club chain, recently partnered with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ensure that its current and future immigrant employees are allowed to work in the US legally.
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OFT orders probe into personal data usage by retailers
By RBR Staff Writer
The UK-based Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recently announced a probe into the system adopted by UK's online retailers to glean information on Internet usage by consumers, and how such information is disseminated. The investigation specifically focuses on behavioural pricing.
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Tobacco Control Bill reaches Ghana Parliament
By RBR Staff Writer
Ghana health minister Joseph Yeileh Chireh recently presented the draft legislation on the Tobacco Control Bill for the consideration of the Parliament. The move came after seven years of agitation and lobbying for tobacco control legislation in the country.
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Competition Commission grants provisional approval to Thomas Cook merger
By RBR Staff Writer
The proposed merger between England-based travel retailer Thomas Cook, the Co-operative Group and the Midlands Co-operative recently received the Competition Commission's provisional approval to create the UK's largest multi-channel travel retailer.
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European Court of Justice clarifies online retail law
By RBR Staff Writer
The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice recently ruled that online retailers could be held responsible for infringing trademarks of goods they sell on their websites.
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US EPA to waive off gas pump regulation
By RBR Staff Writer
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to waive off the requirement for gas station pumps to use systems that capture potentially harmful vapors which escape from gas tanks while refueling. The proposal falls under the Clean Air Act, and is part of the Obama Administration's initiative to review outdated and redundant rules.
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Amazon files petition for ballot measure against sales tax law
By RBR Staff Writer
Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com recently filed a petition requesting California voters to repeal a recently passed state law. The law requires online retailers to collect a 7.25% base sales tax on purchases made by California customers.
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Macy's to pay $750,000 civil penalty to US CPSC
By RBR Staff Writer
Macy's, the American department stores chain, recently agreed to pay $750,000 in civil penalty to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The retailer agreed to pay the fine to resolve allegations of having knowingly failed to report drawstrings in children's outerwear to the agency.
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Brampton regional council to draft limited outdoor smoking by-law
By RBR Staff Writer
The regional council of the Canadian city of Brampton recently decided to draft a limited outdoor smoking by-law in collaboration with local municipalities in Ontario's greater Toronto area. The idea is to protect children, youngsters and other non-smokers who use municipality-owned playgrounds, soccer pitches and community centres from secondary smoking.
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Global luxury retailers renew hunt for new Indian partners
By RBR Staff Writer
International luxury retailers have renewed their quest for new partners in India owing to existing tie-ups not being able to meet expectations in the country, according to reports. In fact, luxury labels Giorgio Armani and Ferragamo have reportedly been in talks with other corporate groups and investors for sometime now despite being in joint ventures with India-based realty DLF Brands.
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US health groups battle over menu labeling compliance scope
By RBR Staff Writer
Various major groups from the health community in the US have filed responses to the Food and Drug Administration’s proposals for implementing the calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines.
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AMA adopts tough stance on retail health clinics
By RBR Staff Writer
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted a tough stance on retail health clinics when it decided to communicate directly with insurance companies regarding shortcomings in medical treatment.
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