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Clear product labelling on major domestic appliances and the falling price of energy saving light bulbs has led to consumers spending in excess of £1.1 billion on greener products in the year since March 2006 according to figures from GfK.
Retailer association retra, has criticised The Chancellor’s Budget 2007. The group is especially disappointed by plans to increase the rate of corporation tax on small businesses from 19 to 22%, when, for large companies, a cut in corporation tax has been proposed.

Gorenje is launching a new range of designer household appliances – the Ora-Ïto Collection – which is designed and autographed by the worldfamous designer, Ora-Ïto and will come in two colour combinations: black and black & silver.

Britain’s ‘Big Four’ supermarkets – Tesco, J Sainsbury, Asda and Wm Morrison – have launched 52 separate supplier and environmental initiatives in an attempt to undermine the Competition Commission’s probe into the £95bn grocery sector.

Challenging the Competition Commission’s probe into the grocery market, Tesco claims that the Commission’s premise that the grocery market is “local” is fundamentally flawed, and what constitutes a local market is up to three times smaller than it should be.

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