Four Canadian retail players have teamed up to launch the Canadian Retail Innovation Challenge. The contest aims to discover and promote the best and brightest retail and technology entrepreneurs in Canada.
Effective 1 January 2017, an update to the “Swiss made” law stipulates that 60% of a Swiss watch must be of Swiss origin to claim Made in Switzerland status. One niche watch manufacture considers the new rule too weak.
A draft law aimed at regulating and facilitating e-commerce in the country has been tabled for review by legislators at the ongoing bi-monthly session of the government committee in charge of the initiative.
The failure of European jewellery firms to scrutinise their supply chains and a flawed diamond certification scheme are fuelling child labour and sexual abuse in artisanal mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Britain has fined five modelling agencies and their trade association a total of 1.5 million pounds for colluding and in some cases fixing prices for jobs such as fashion magazine shoots and advertising campaigns.