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Reuters reports that discounter Aldi is developing plans to enter the Chinese market, though it is not expected that it will start opening stores there until 2018.

According to the story, "A move into China would add a fourth continent to Aldi's network after Europe, America and Australia and signal a shift from a focus on mature markets. It would also launch it into a market in which global giants such as Carrefour and Tesco have struggled to succeed and where discount supermarkets have not yet taken off."


Bloomberg reports that Amazon has "agreed to change some of the rules for workers at the Web retailer’s warehouses in the U.S. so that employees can communicate about pay and working conditions without fear of retaliation."

In a settlement reached with the National Labor Relations Board (MLRB), Amazon "also agreed to rescind a verbal warning given to a staff member at a Phoenix warehouse who voiced concerns about security in the parking lot following thefts from vehicles … The deal could open the door for Amazon’s workers to unionize, because the settlement requires the online retailer to post notices at its fulfillment centers notifying employees that they have the right to form unions and work with each other for collective benefits."
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