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Simon Jupp

Simon Jupp

Senior Associate

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16. November 2018

Consumer and Retail in the News – Issue 289

This week's top stories in the Consumer and Retail sector:

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This article highlights the challenges ahead for retail. Already suffering with the legislative effects of minimum wage increases, apprenticeship levy, business rates reform and a perceived uncompetitiveness vs ecommerce, the concerns (even if not the reality) of Brexit is causing yet more pressure. As we move into the pre-Christmas trading peak, retailers will need to fill their boots and get their strategies for attracting customers through sales and discounting right if we are to avoid the January blues for yet more high street brands.

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Research suggests that food labels are failing shoppers
(Retail Times)

Supplier warns of detrimental impact of £12bn ASDA-Sainsbury's merger
(Retail Gazette)

‘Local brands are winning hearts and minds’: Rising demand for local food in Europe
(Food Navigator)

Government seeking to make retailers pay towards cost of recycling
(The Guardian)

Falling clothing prices while inflation remains the same
(Sky News)

ASDA supportive of Purple Tuesday
(Retail Gazette)

The taste of food is not copyrightable under EU law
(Fortune)

"Indulgent experiences" and "clean label ingredients": the most popular social media product attributes
(Food Navigator)

China's Singles Day overshadows Black Friday
(Wired)

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