Uber, Airbnb under scrutiny
The House of Lords will today open an investigation into fast-growing online businesses including Uber and Airbnb.
Senior executives from Uber and Airbnb will give evidence before a Committee, which will begin by considering whether there should be more regulation in areas like the so-called sharing economy.
Tesco in major own label sampling drive
Tesco has embarked on the biggest in-store testing in its history, it claims, dishing out free tasters of its own label products to up to 2.6m customers.
From now until Christmas it will feature taste testing in 600 Superstore and Extra stores across the country. The aim is to encourage people to try and then buy its own brand range.
Meanwhile, the business reported that use of plastic bags in store were down 80% since the mandatory charge came into force.
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