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New UK commercial director for Jarden

Jarden Consumer Solutions, the parent company of brands including VillaWare, Crock-Pot and FoodSaver, has named Frederic Arbaud as UK commercial director.

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Trago Mills fined for mass dump shame

Trago Mills, the West Country superstore and leisure park chain, has been ordered to pay almost £200,000 in fines and costs for illegally dumping thousands of tonnes of waste.

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Minimum wage rise ‘adds to retail pressures’

The 2.5% increase in the National Minimum Wage which came into effect at the weekend is a disproportionate rise which makes it harder for retailers to maintain and create jobs in the current climate.

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Top Drawer visitor numbers rise 12%

Retailer attendance at last month's Top Drawer exhibition at Olympia in London was 12% up on numbers at last year's equivalent show.

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‘Most responsible retailer’ M&S fined for asbestos breach

A heavy fine imposed on Marks and Spencer for putting its staff and the public at risk of exposure to asbestos has embarrassingly coincided with the company winning a prestigious Responsible Retailer of the Year award.

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