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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 24 February

27 February 2019
Retail, Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 24 February. Failure to substantiate claimed savings, ASDA-Sainsbury's merger investigations, and major review of packaging waste.

Important Updates

Advertising case upheld re failure to substantiate claimed savings against RRP: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Carwow on the basis of use of incorrect RRP information. View >

Provisional findings published in ASDA-Sainsbury’s merger investigation:
The Competition and Markets Authority has published its provisional findings that the proposed merger could push up prices and reduce choice for consumers:View >  View >  Food and Drink Federation > View >

Consultations launched in major review of packaging waste: DEFRA is consulting on ambitious plans to transform the approach to tackling packaging and packaging waste in England with a focus of reducing one trip packaging and to increase rates of recycling and recovery. View >  

The plans include consultations on the following:

  • The producer responsibility system for packaging waste View >
  • Consistency of waste collections in England View >
  • Deposit return scheme for drinks containers View >
  • Plastic packaging tax View >

The consultations close on 13th May except for the consultation on the plastic packaging tax which closes on 12th May.

DEFRA have also issued a consultation on covenants to protect the environment – closing date 29th March. View >


View more stories in the full update >


Food 2019: International instability

From Brexit, to trade wars between America and China, the global landscape and its impact on supply chain continues to experience tension. Find out more >

Scottish Food & Drink event

Join the specialists at DWF and Zero Waste Scotland for a discussion on the key themes, including Brexit, new technology and the circular economy, for the food and drink sector this year. Edinburgh, 21 March. Register here >

Measuring global consumer confidence for 2019

As part of our Global Consumer 2019 report with Retail Week, we measured consumer confidence globally across key factors such as their ability to make major purchases, their ability to save and their cost of living. Read more >


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