BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Mid-market retailers face pressure to compete on both price and quality as they battle an expansion of discount chains that is powering ahead as recession-era shopping habits become entrenched in post-crisis Europe.
The enduring appeal of a bargain has been highlighted by the success of budget fashion chain Primark, and the imminent London listings of fast-growing discounter B&M and Poundland, Europe’s largest single-price retailer.
BERLIN, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Many of the world’s top food and
beverage companies are taking steps to improve their social and
environmental impact on poor countries, although there is still
much more to do, development group Oxfam said on Wednesday.
Oxfam launched its “Behind the Brands” campaign a year ago
to try to assess the real impact of food and drink companies on
the countries where they source raw materials, especially given
a proliferation of public commitments to sustainability.