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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 3 March

05 March 2019
Retail, Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 3 March. UK competition policy, fair information principles for hotel booking websites, and sugar in breakfast cereals. 

Important Updates

Consumers to be put at the heart of UK competition policy: Greg Clark, Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has joined with the Competition and Markets Authority to launch a range of changes including a new statutory duty on the CMA and courts applying competition and consumer laws to treat the interests of consumers, and their protection from detriment, as paramount, a new statutory duty on the CMA to conduct its investigations quickly, supported by powers to take action against firms supplying misleading or false information and a statutory responsibility to address the adverse effect on the consumer in all aspects of the CMA’s markets work.  View > Citizens Advice >

Fair information principles published for online hotel booking websites: The Competition and Markets Authority has published a set of principles which address issues such as failure to disclose the effect of payments on search results, misleading reference prices, misleading presentation of prices and misleading popularity and availability statements. View >

Survey highlights high levels of sugar in children’s breakfast cereals:A survey by food pressure group Sustain has highlighted the presence of high sugar levels in a number of children’s breakfast cereals with 49% of products surveyed (38 out of 77) receiving a red label for their high sugar content (per 100g). View >

 

View more stories in the full update >

 

Food 2019: Labour supply

Our latest blog discusses key steps for avoiding a labour shortfall. 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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