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Amazon’s drone delivery plans hit by FAA’s new draft rules
By RBR Staff Writer
Amazon's plans of launching Prime Air drone delivery service have taken a hit with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new rules that would require operators to keep the flying machines in their line of sight.
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NRF optimistic about retail growth, forecasts 4.1% rise in 2015
By RBR Staff Writer
The National Retail Federation (NRF) in the US is optimistic about retail sales growth in the country, projecting a rise of 4.1% for the year 2015 in its economic forecast, up from 3.5% in 2014.
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British retail sales register healthy growth in January
By RBR Staff Writer
Retail sales in the UK recorded 0.2% surge on a like-for-like basis from January 2014, as compared to 3.9% on the preceding year, as per data from BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.
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Tesco under GCA scanner over supplier practices
By RBR Staff Writer
Tesco is facing heat again as the head of the newly formed Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon is probing the retailer for its treatment of suppliers.
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NRF welcomes Obama’s proposals for retail industry
By RBR Staff Writer
The National Retail Federation has welcomed proposals outlined by American president Barrack Obama in his State of the Union address on a wide range of issues affecting the retail industry.
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China experiences 12% increase in 2014 retail sales
By RBR Staff Writer
According to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China ended 2014 with a 12% increase in retail sales, to the tune of about 26.6tn yuan (£2.8tn).
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Retail crime on rise in UK, says BRC report
By RBR Staff Writer
British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual crime survey has found that retail crime in the UK has reached its peak in 10 years, since the agency started recording these stats in 2004.
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Waitrose and John Lewis staff to share holiday bonus of £22m
By RBR Staff Writer
A change brought about by an employment tribunal in the calculation of holiday pay by British companies has been welcomed by the staff of Waitrose and John Lewis, who will share a bonus of £22m in pay and pension contributions this year, as a result.
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British retail sales in December slowest since 2008: BRC-KPMG
By RBR Staff Writer
Retail sales in the UK registered decline of 0.4%, on a like-for-like basis from December 2013, when they had increased 0.4% on the preceding year, as per figures from BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.
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2014 increase in retail turnover expected to be about 1.2% in real terms
According to estimates of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), retail turnover 2014 in Germany is expected to be in real terms between 1.1% and 1.3% larger than that in 2013.
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FAA drone regulations could clip Amazon’s wings
By RBR Staff Writer
Amazon’s cutting-edge delivery system using drones could be seriously hampered by forthcoming regulations rumoured to be proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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Hungary proposes new legislation for big retail chains
By RBR Staff Writer
A new law on Tuesday was submitted in the Hungarian parliament, which proposes the closure of big-wig retailers that show losses for two consecutive years.
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US retailers move Congress for uniform law on data-breach notification
By RBR Staff Writer
An alliance of American retail merchants nationwide is attempting to move the Congress and Capitol Hill to standardise the data-breach notification law.
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UK Labour leader condemns Sports Direct’s zero-hours contracts
By RBR Staff Writer
Ed Miliband, Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader, has condemned the retailer Sports Direct for using, what he says, is the “Victorian practice” of zero-hours contracts to hire thousands of people.
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OFT clears furniture retailer DFS over unfair pricing practices
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in the UK has closed its investigation on furniture retailer DFS over allegations of unfair pricing practices.
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