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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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State law prevents Walmart from offering discounted gas
By RBR Staff Writer
Walmart, the Arkansas-based discount department and wholesale stores chain, has not been able to offer discounted gas in the state of Oklahoma because of the state's 62-year old Unfair Sales Act.
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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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