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- Store cards: Treasury select committee rounds on rates. // MarketWatch: Global Round-up;September 2003, Vol. 2 Issue 9, p91
Reports that the British Treasury Select Committee investigation into consumer credit has condemned the high rates of interest charged by store cards, as well as traditional card issuers that target the non-standard and sub-prime markets. Committee's move to widen its investigation into credit...
- Firm Indicted for Safeway Bid-Rigging. // SN: Supermarket News;9/3/2007, Vol. 55 Issue 36, p51
The article reports on the indictment of Alliance Mechanical, its co-owner Kendall Pope and other co-conspirators for allegedly discussing among themselves the submission of bids and allocated them according to which company had maintenance agreements in place at particular Safeway stores. The...
- Official: EU Probe to Proceed. Zarocostas, John // FN: Footwear News;7/18/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 29, p9
Reports on the decision of the European Union to proceed with an investigation into alleged dumping of Chinese and Indian safety footwear in 2005. Reason for the launch of the investigation; Calls by some European retailer representatives for a negotiated settlement; Details of the allegations.
- Appearing only on Footwearnews.com. // FN: Footwear News;10/4/2004, Vol. 60 Issue 39, p2
Presents news briefs about the footwear industry in the U.S. as of October 2004. Announcement of the plans of Ferragamo to sell its retail location in New York City; Appointment of a national footwear sales head by Columbia; Federal criminal probe faced by a Tommy Hilfiger subsidiary.
- Money laundering probe. // Cabinet Maker;3/18/2005, Issue 5430, p4
Reports on the visit by police officers of Scottish retailers as part of the money laundering investigation into Northern Ireland beds supplier Wholesale Beds. Accusation of duty evasion to Rose Owens, owner of Wholesale Beds; Explanation of how retailers could hypothetically be used to launder...
- Beyond the chain gang. Valentine, Matthew // In-Store;Aug2008, p20
The article focuses on the investigation conducted by the British Conservative Party's Commission into Small Shops on the High Street on issues affecting the retail market. Chairman Brian Binley said restoring small shops to the town centres can be as iconic as restoring salmon to the Thames....
- Tesco And Asda To Hand Over E-Mails. // Checkout;Aug2007, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p6
The article reports on the request of the Competition Commission in Great Britain for Tesco PLC and Asda supermarkets to hand over electronic mails for an investigation on the alleged undue pressure on suppliers. It is noted that the commission has been investigating the British Â£125 billion...
- Retail's Dirty Little Secret. Forseter, Murray // Chain Store Age;Dec2003, Vol. 79 Issue 12, p12
Focuses on the governmental investigation into Wal-Mart's use of illegal aliens in the employ of cleaning contractors and subcontractors to clean and scrub their retail stores. Implication of the scandal to the retail industry of the U.S.; Lessons learned from the Wal-Mart experience.
- Financial Commission stuck -- has cash but no members. Brush, Silla; Allen, Jared // Hill;7/1/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 77, p1
The article reports on the delay of naming 10 members for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in the U.S.