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Sam Webb

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FRANCE: Plassat replaces Olofsson in Carrefour top spot 30 January 2012

Retail giant Carrefour today (30 January) announced Georges Plassat will replace Lars Olofsson as chairman and CEO.

FRANCE: Carrefour to make CEO announcement in days 27 January 2012

An announcement on the role of CEO at global retail giant Carrefour is looming, according to sources close to just-style's sister site, just-food.

UK: Asda to invest GBP500m in stores, logistics 23 January 2012

UK supermarket chain Asda will create 5,000 jobs as part of a GBP500m (US$777m) investment in the business this year.

US: Wal-Mart launches corruption probe 12 December 2011

Wal-Mart Stores has started a probe into bribery allegations in its operations outside the US after an internal investigation.

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, announcing the suspension of FDI reformsINDIA: New Delhi confirms suspension of retail reform 7 December 2011

India's ruling Congress Party has today (7 December) confirmed that plans to allow more foreign investment in the country's retail sector have been suspended.

INDIA: Retail reform "put on hold" 5 December 2011

India's government has reportedly put its controversial reform of the country's retail sector on hold.

INDIA: Prime minister defends FDI reform 1 December 2011

The Indian prime minister has defended the easing of rules on foreign ownership in the country's retail market, as politicians opposed to the move continue to cripple parliament.

Quote unquote: Indian retail reform special 29 November 2011

India's cabinet has relaxed rules on foreign direct investment in the country's retail sector. The move was lauded by global retailers but met with opposition from large sections of the parliament, as local operators are feeling threatened by the prospect of foreign companies, which can now own 51% of multi-brand retail stores. In this special quote unquote, just-style outlines the thoughts of those affected by the announcement.

UK: Sainsbury's launches sustainability drive 13 October 2011

Sainsbury's has launched a GBP1bn (US$1.57bn) sustainability drive that sets out 20 targets for the supermarket giant to achieve by 2020 - including providing new jobs for communities, rewarding staff and reducing its carbon footprint.

US: Peltz reaches agreement with Family Dollar 3 October 2011

US investor Nelson Peltz has backed away from an aggressive takeover of Family Dollar Stores after a deal with the discount retailer.

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