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India proposes ban on e-cigarettes, with jail terms for offenders

India's health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, according to a Reuters report, potentially jeopardizing the expansion...

Diageo increases stake in Indian subsidiary

Diageo has increased stake in its Indian subsidiary United Spirits Limited, acquiring 0.46 percent of the shareholding for nearly £22 million (Rs.1.95 billion). The British giant’s...

CCEP deploys robot to deliver drinks at Alton Towers

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a pilot using robotic technology to deliver drinks bottles at Alton Towers Resort. The trail is part of its Ventures innovation...

UK supermarkets up the ante on plastic packaging

Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about...

Blidworth store expansion brings in 20% more sales

The re-fit and extension has brought a sales lift of almost 20 percent for a Nottinghamshire retailer. Sunny Mann, a Nisa partner since 2013, almost...

Lidl reaches record market share

Discount supermarket Lidl has reached a record market share of 5.9 percent, supported by the sales growth of 7.7 percent, shows latest figures from...

Proudfoot Group crosses £50,000 milestone in charity donations

Scarborough-based retailer Proudfoot Group has crossed the £50,000 milestone in charity donations after supporting a local cause this month. The independent supermarket group, which operates...

Hong Kong group buys Greene King for £2.7 billion

British pub chain and brewer Greene King has been snapped up by CK Asset Holdings, which was founded by Hong Kong's richest man Li...

Greg Deacon appointed chief operating officer of NFRN

NFRN has announced the appointment of Greg Deacon as its new chief operating officer. Deacon joins from Camelot where he is currently head of field...

Labour plans to give councils power to reopen empty shops

Local councils will get the power to reopen shops abandoned for 12 months under a new plan proposed by the Labour Party. The plan to...