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Large retailer levy could prove detrimental for Northern Ireland
By RBR Staff Writer
The Large Retailer levy being considered by the Department of Finance and Personnel will damage Northern Ireland's reputation as a business destination, deter future investment, and discourage expansion, according to the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC).
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Washington State Liquor Control Board to expand store hours
By RBR Staff Writer
The Washington State Liquor Control Board plans to introduce a standardized hours system for liquor stores in the state from 1 July this year. The idea is to regularize operational time duration and make it reliable for the convenience of customers.
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Washington Health Department to initiate pharmacy prescription monitoring
By RBR Staff Writer
The Washington State Health Department intends to ramp up pharmacy prescription monitoring in 2012 to prevent prescription drug misuse, and accidental pain reliever overdose deaths.
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Australian retailers voice concerns over proposed carbon tax
By RBR Staff Writer
Australian supermarket chains Woolworths and Coles recently expressed their dissatisfaction concerning the Federal Government's proposed carbon tax, its impact on consumers and its mode of implemetation.
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ADFCA announces new standards for grocery stores in Abu Dhabi
By RBR Staff Writer
The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has announced a new set of regulations for grocery stores in Abu Dhabi which will come into effect by the beginning of next year. This initiative is launched to complement the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.
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FDA approves nine warning labels for anti-smoking campaign
By RBR Staff Writer
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has unveiled the final nine graphic warning labels to cover the top half of cigarette packs, in a bid to educate the American public on the dangers of tobacco use. The labels are required to be placed on packs from 2012.
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Amazon offers $300m investment, 5000 jobs in Texas for sales-tax exemption
By RBR Staff Writer
US-based online retailer Amazon.com recently offered to invest $300m over the next three years and create 5,000 jobs in the American state of Texas in exchange for a four-and-a-half year exemption from sales taxes in the state.
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Spain alters permissible tobacco possession threshold
By RBR Staff Writer
The Spanish Congress recently approved a new law which increases the existing permissible tobacco-carrying amount from $8,576.94 to $21,442.36. However, the new law has met the Spanish Tobacco Business Association's resistance.
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Major Australian retailers request for $100 cap on imported goods
By RBR Staff Writer
The Australian National Retail Association which includes major retailers such as Myer, Coles, David Jones, and Woolworths recently requested the Federal Government to cut the tax-free threshold for imported goods from $1000 to $100 by next year.
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Major UK retailers sign up for BRC's new childrenswear guidelines
By RBR Staff Writer
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) recently introduced a new good practice guideline set called the Responsible Retailing: BRC Childrenswear Guidelines for retailers selling childrenswear. The release of the guidelines coincides with the introduction of the government-commissioned Bailey review into commercialisation and sexualisation practices of children.
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Costco's bid for Canadian municipality gas bar expansion rejected
By RBR Staff Writer
Costco, the US-based wholesale membership club chain, was recently denied approval to increase the number of gas pumps to 16 from the existing 12 at its Warden gas bar located in Toronto's Scarborough municipality.
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Costco wins first round for British Columbia warehouse; plans new Winnipeg store
By RBR Staff Writer
Costco, the US-based membership warehouse club chain, recently won the first round of its zone change campaign to build a retail warehouse along British Columbia-located Hartford Road in Vancouver, Canada.
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South Carolina legislature approves five-year sales tax exemption to Amazon
By RBR Staff Writer
South Carolina legislature has given its final approval to a deal that would see five year sales tax exemption to Amazon, the US online retailer. The House of Representatives voted 90-14 on the proposal. Approval of the House was necessary as the Senate made small changes in the bill last week.
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California Assembly passes online sales tax bill
By RBR Staff Writer
The Assembly of California has passed a bill AB155 that would make it mandatory for online retailers to collect sales tax on online purchases made by shoppers of the state.
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South Carolina Senate approves sales tax exemption to Amazon
By RBR Staff Writer
The Senate of South Carolina has unanimously voted to give a five-year sales tax exemption to Amazon, the US online retailer. However, the Senate has stated a condition that the online retailer would have to notify its shoppers that they would have to pay sales tax on purchases made as the company doesn't collect sales tax.
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