Lidl has officially started operations from its new regional distribution centre in Exeter, which cost the grocer £55 million to build. The 538,195sq ft warehouse in Exeter Gateway business park has created around 500 jobs and will service 40 stores across the south west region during the Christmas period before it rises to 51 stores in February
Handwritten cries for help have been found in the pockets of Zara’s garments, dragging the fashion giant into fresh controversy over labour standards. Shoppers at a Zara store in Istanbul discovered handmade notes thought to have been put in by factory workers alleging they had not been paid for months of work.
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