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Retail

US citizens warned not to shop in Jordan after ‘credible’ terror threats
The US embassy in Jordan’s capital, Amman, has warned American citizens against visiting the country’s posh shopping malls after receiving “credible information” that they may be targeted by terrorists.

26.02.2015 14:04

Mom's job: Clothing label stirs sexism accusations in Italy
An Italian politician has blasted clothing brand Shoeshine’s washing instructions as being offensive.

19.02.2015 13:37

‘What part of no don’t you understand?’ TTIP critics target EU trade commissioner
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom’s visit to London to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been met with protest, as MPs say more transparency is needed to address public concern.

16.02.2015 15:37

Chinese shoppers to outspend US by 2018
China is poised to outstrip the US as the world’s largest retail market by 2018, with online purchases quickly replacing conventional shopping, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

13.02.2015 08:06

​Price of bread rises 11,000% in a century – and will be £150 by 2114
A loaf of bread in the UK will cost £150 in 100 years if current inflation rates apply, a study has shown. The value of money has plummeted by 99 percent over the past century, meaning £100 in 1914 is equivalent to £8,970 in purchasing power terms today.

13.02.2015 16:17

GNC, Wal-Mart, other retailers deceptively labeling herbal supplements - report
Herbal supplements such as gingko biloba and ginseng sold at four major US retailers contained ingredients -- including potential allergens -- not listed on the packaging, according to a report from the New York State attorney general’s office.

03.02.2015 15:10

​Britons earning less than in 2001, young take biggest hit – study
British people are earning less in real terms than they were in 2001, according to new analysis from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), with young Brits bearing the brunt of the fall in wages.

30.01.2015 11:35

​‘Fundamentally corrupt’: UK banks slammed for selling pointless card insurance
Two million customers will be eligible for compensation from some of Britain’s biggest banks after being deliberately sold useless credit card insurance policies.

28.01.2015 12:17

Office worker tackles machete-wielding jewelry thief
A video of an office worker attempting to take down a machete-wielding man following a suspected robbery in London has gone viral.

26.01.2015 15:42

17,600 Canadian employees ready to eat former Target exec alive over severance pay
Social media users have come down heavily on the former CEO of Target after it turned out he reportedly received a walk-away package worth about the same as what was offered to all 17,600 employees of the chain, which is closing its stores in Canada.

23.01.2015 05:41

German retailer withdraws soap with mosque on label after Muslim complaint, provokes backlash
German supermarket chain Aldi Sud has prompted a national debate by taking a brand of liquid soap off the shelves after a Muslim shopper complained he was offended by its label. The decision has sparked a wave of outrage from other customers.

19.01.2015 14:40

McDonald’s ad references nat’l tragedies, inspires ‘snarky disbelief’, parodies
Not everyone is loving McDonald’s newest ad. While some people were moved by the montage of signs outside its restaurants, others thought the notes referencing national tragedies like 9/11 or the Boston bombing were in poorer taste than the ribless McRib.

13.01.2015 20:12