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ONS Travel and Tourism figures – Barclays comment


Against a backdrop of rising consumer confidence, airline spend was up 14% compared with last year, and is looking positive for the months ahead. Campaigns promoting UK-bound breaks are also working, with foreign tourists additionally encouraged by a weak sterling.” ... Read More »

Carrefour signs the “National Pact to Combat Food Waste”


Carrefour works to combat food waste in numerous ways in France, as the following illustrations demonstrate: Reducing food waste in store and motivating staff to get involved: A team of “anti-waste” coaches travels from store to store to train staff in how to reduce waste. A pilot store identifies best practices, which are then implemented in flagship stores in each region. Tests are currently underway on the best-before dates of certain products. The introduction of a new type of promotion, giving consumers the opportunity to get a disco... Read More »

Conflict creating unprecedented threats to children’s lives


NEW YORK, 12 June 2013 – Children living in armed conflict today face unprecedented threats. These include grave violations such as the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, sexual violence against children, killing and maiming of children, and recurrent attacks on hospitals and schools. These grave violations are highlighted in the latest annual report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, issued today by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui. Such ... Read More »

Updated plan towards Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals


This updated Roadmap builds on the initial 2011 Joint Roadmap and sets out a new plan, incorporating and reflecting comments received from a wide range of stakeholders, including textile industry suppliers and associations, government agencies in Asia, Europe and the United States, non-governmental organisations, international development organisations and the chemical industry. For more information on the ZDHC programme, please visit ... Read More »

Child labour robbing millions of health, education and growth, UNICEF says


According to the organization, millions of children work to support their families, but child labour becomes unacceptable when it is carried out by children who are too young and who should be in school. In addition, there are many children who are doing work unsuitable for anyone under 18. In the worst forms of child labour, children are exposed to health hazards and to physical danger, their development is threatened, and they are subjected to exploitation. “We understand that many children work to support their families,” said Susan Bissell... Read More »

Nokia partners with ONE to fight extreme poverty


London, UK - Leveraging the power of mobile technology, Nokia has partnered with The ONE Campaign to support their mission of ending extreme poverty around the world. ONE's new music-based campaign, agit8, launches today to showcase the incredible progress that has been made in the fight and to amplify the call for action. Extreme poverty has been cut in half in the last 20 years, and the facts show that it can be virtually eliminated by 2030 - but only if we act now. The campaign includes a digital music platform featuring new video recordings... Read More »

Sharp growth number of social security recipients


According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, 390 thousand under-65s received social security benefits at the end of March, i.e. an increase by 11 thousand relative to the preceding quarter. The increase in social security recipients in the first quarter of 2013 is about the same as over the entire year 2012. Last year, the number of social security recipients grew by an average of 3 thousand per quarter. The increase in the number of social security recipients is connected to the number of unemployed, which has ris... Read More »

UPS Officially Opens Hangzhou Healthcare Facility As Part Of Global Expansion


UPS officially opened its new healthcare facility in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, a move that represents a significant expansion of its Asia healthcare distribution network. The state-of-the-art facility has industry-leading technology to maintain product safety and integrity and is designed to offer seamless, global solutions to healthcare companies looking to expand into, transport within, and export from China. China recently was voted the market with the most expansion opportunities by healthcare industry executives who were surveye... Read More »

Consumers Want Choices and Convenience When Shopping Online


comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, and UPS (NYSE: UPS) today released the second UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper™: A Customer Experience Study, a report analyzing e-commerce preferences including mobile trends, social media impact and the integrated buying experience of shopping in physical stores and online - also known as omnichannel retailing. Results show consumers want more choices when it comes to shopping online, more control over when their purchases will be delivered and a convenient returns proces... Read More »

The Future of Urban Gardening


This event is a collaboration between the Museum Geelvinck and the Club of Amsterdam.. About Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Already since 1991, the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, a private canal mansion dating back to 1687, shows its overwhelmingly decorated 18th and early 19th Century 'beletage' interiors to the public. It features one of largest gardens of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Amsterdam Canal District. Therefore, one of the focus points of the museum is the urban garden and the gardens and parks of the country houses related to the h... Read More »

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