Although a run on shops is usually welcomed by retailers, it does entail its risks. Tesco experiences this firsthand - the success of its Clubcard Boost promotion prolongates delivery times and last year's Black Friday chaos motivates the retailer not to open its Extra store doors before 5 am this year. Find out about this and many more stories and enjoy the read.
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Ahold Delhaize names exec team Supermarket chains Ahold and Delhaize announced the proposed executive committee of the new company Ahold Delhaize, effective upon completion of the proposed merger of the two.
Developments to Watch
Europe takes on US multis Members of the special committee on tax rulings of the European parliament have accused major US businesses, such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, of diverting profits, paying virtually no tax in the EU countries where they operated and denying governments vital funds.
Bottled glacier water China has already become the world’s largest bottled water consumer as well as a major producer and the market is expected to grow further. Water from Tibet’s mountain glaciers is considered a new possible point of growth for the country's booming industry.