Taipei ban on disposable tableware at supermarkets to kick in May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei supermarkets will be banned from providing single-use tableware to customers starting May 1 in an effort to reduce waste, the Department of Environmental Protection...

Taiwan supermarket chains limit toilet paper purchases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to prevent the Taiwanese public from hoarding basic supplies, several Taiwan supermarket chains have set restrictions on the purchase of toilet paper, includi...

Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles' Day

The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping...

‘Plastic attack’ carried out against supermarkets in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's first “plastic attack” was launched between June 22 and 24 to raise awareness on the issue of excess packaging. More than 200 individuals parti...

Good Samaritans save woman from knife-wielding robbers in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two good Samaritans rescued a woman as she was being robbed by two men wielding knives in a RT-Mart parking lot in western Taiwan. At 10 a.m. this morning, a 52-year-old wom...

Taiwan fines RT-Mart supermarket NT$3.5 million for causing toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fair Trade Commission (FTC, 公平會) said Wednesday it was fining supermarket chain RT-Mart (大潤發) NT$3.5 million (US$119,800) for the false announcement of price hikes for...

EPA to encourage public transport use with 'green points'

Taipei, Feb. 28 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is expanding a campaign to encourage the use of public transportation by increasing the number of "green points," whic...

Taiwan government to hold meeting with 8 companies over toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is holding a meeting with eight major toilet paper manufacturers and retailers to get to the bottom of the sudden craze over toilet pap...

TPapocalypse: The great Taiwan toilet paper panic of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Panic buying of toilet paper broke out over the weekend in Taiwan as word spread of a steep hike in the price of the toilet tissue due to a drastic rise in global pulp prices. ...

Taiwan Ministry of Labor invites supermarkets over to discuss labor reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Labor was planning to invite mass retailers “over for coffee” to discuss the recent changes to the Labor Standards Act, reports said Saturday. ...

Alibaba to buy major stake in Taiwan's RT-mart business in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (阿里巴巴), China's biggest e-commerce company, agreed to acquire a stake in a hypermarket chain partly owned by the Taiwan-based company Ruentex Gro...

Suntory transparent milk tea is clearly a big hit in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It has become crystal clear that transparent milk tea made by the Japanese beverage company Suntory is a big hit with Taiwanese consumers, as it is selling like hotcakes in Tai...

Gogoro delivers over a thousand scooters across Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over a thousand Gogoro 2, the company’s second-generation electric scooter launched late in May, were delivered at 34 pick-up points and shops across Taiwan Saturday...

RT-Mart to sack sales of plastic bags in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort to reduce the negative impact of plastic bags on the environment, the hypermarket chain RT-Mart announced on Wednesday that it would stop selling plastic bags effe...

RT-Mart fined by judge for selling explosive Heran TVs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Hsinchu District Court judges ruled recently that one of the nation's largest retailers, RT-Mart (大潤發), and big Taiwanese TV manufacturer HERAN (禾聯) need to compensate a...