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India relaxes multi-brand retail FDI policy
By RBR Staff Writer
Indian government has relaxed few norms for foreign investment in multi-brand retail in an attempt to attract overseas investors and retailers.
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British retail trade association welcomes inquiry into tobacco smuggling
By RBR Staff Writer
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) in the UK has welcomed an inquiry undertaken by The Home Affairs Committee into tobacco smuggling and the trade in illicit tobacco.
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Penguin to end e-book contract with Apple
By RBR Staff Writer
Penguin Books, a UK-based publisher, has agreed to snap e-books contract with electronics major Apple in line with commitment made to European Commission (EC) following an investigation pertaining to the sale of e-books in the European Economic Area (EEA).
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EC adopts new payment services directive for retailers, consumers benefit
By RBR Staff Writer
The European Commission (EC) has adopted a new payment services directive (PSD2) and proposed to regulate interchange fees for card-based payment transactions for the benefit of consumers and retailers.
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Indian parliamentary panel urges government to form Retail Regulatory Authority
By RBR Staff Writer
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry in India has urged the government to form a 'Retail Regulatory Authority' to address the issues pertaining to FDI in multi-brand retailing.
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Canadian retailers discontent over Competition Tribunal ruling
By RBR Staff Writer
The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) has expressed its displeasure over the Competition Tribunal's dismissal of application filed by Commissioner of Competition against the practices of Visa and MasterCard.
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French apparel brand Celio secures approval to raise stake in Indian JV
By RBR Staff Writer
Celio, an apparel chain based in France, has secured approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to raise its stake in 50:50 joint venture (JV) Celio Future Fashion with Indian retailer Future Group.
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UK summons retail majors to DfID summit
By RBR Staff Writer
The UK government has summoned 20 retail majors to the Department for International Development (DfID) summit in a bid to improve safety standards at factories in developing countries that supply to UK retailers.
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UK supermarkets, food producers pledge support to new traffic light labeling scheme
By RBR Staff Writer
UK supermarkets and food manufacturers have agreed to Department of Health's food labeling initiative to tackle the growing problems of obesity and poor diet costing in the country.
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Woolworths, Coles partner with AFGC to set up dispute resolution body
By RBR Staff Writer
Australian supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles, in association with The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), are working on a new supermarket code of conduct to set up a dispute regulatory body .
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Indian investigation finds no evidence against Walmart's lobbying activities
By RBR Staff Writer
A probe into US retailer Wal-Mart Stores' lobbying activities has not found any proof to show that it flouted Indian laws.
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Future Retail seeks FIPB approval to increase stake to 49%
By RBR Staff Writer
Future Retail, formerly Pantaloon Retail (India), has approached the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for approval to raise foreign institutional investor holding in the firm from the current 24% to 49%, at the behest of the Reserve bank of India.
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Foreign retailers can establish warehouses, cold storages in India
By RBR Staff Writer
International retailers such as Walmart can establish cold storages, warehouses and procure products from small and medium enterprises in Indian states that do not allow FDI in the multi-brand retail sector.
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M&S must seek approval for sub-brand sale in India, says authorities
By RBR Staff Writer
UK-based clothing retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has to seek approval under the multi-brand retail policy for the sale of sub-brands at its stores, the Indian authorities stated.
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Small retailers in India oppose Local Body Tax by MCGM
By RBR Staff Writer
Traditional retailers are protesting against the Local Body Tax (LBT) proposed by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the civic body that governs the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra
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