William Morrison Supermarkets Plc , the U.K.’s fourth-largest supermarket chain, said it plans to follow Tesco Plc and complain about new advertisements by Asda, the grocery chain owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc .
The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority banned a L’Oreal SA advertisement for being misleading, the second time in six months the watchdog has cracked down on ads by the world’s largest cosmetics company.
Groupon Inc. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mason has started weekly checks on U.K. customer complaints after the Office of Fair Trading and the Advertising Standards Authority criticized the company for violating rules protecting consumers, The Sunday Telegraph said, citing Mason.
Asda, the U.K. food retailer owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc ., was ordered to withdraw television and newspaper advertisements for a price guarantee promotion which the Advertising Standards Authority labelled “misleading.”
Television advertising for Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc saying the company and its NatWest brand would “continue to provide banking services wherever we’re the last bank in town” was banned by U.K. regulators.