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Bernie Hughes to replace Justin Sargent at Nielsen

Bernie Hughes (right) will replace Justin Sargent as Pacific Managing Director at Nielsen, the company has announced. Mr Hughes will lead Nielsen’s Connect business, while Justin Sargent will head up its China Zone as President. About Bernie Hughes Mr Hughes has held several leadership positions in retail and media measurement …

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Coca-Cola Amatil toasts Aussie suppliers

More than 70 companies joined Coca-Cola Amatil at their headquarters in Sydney for the annual Australian Partner for Growth Awards, with FleetPlus (pictured) named 2019 Australian Partner of the Year. The Partner for Growth Awards celebrate ingenuity and the commitment of suppliers in helping Amatil deliver innovation and results in …

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Disruption Podcast: Caroline Waite, ‘Discovery Driven’

Superior Sales Consulting’s Disruption Podcast series shares the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Retail World has compiled highlights from Episode 6, ‘Discovery Driven’, which interviews Frucor Suntory Sales Director Caroline Waite (right). Could you give a quick snapshot of where you grew up, live now and …

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Metcash to continue supplying Drakes in Qld

Metcash has reached an agreement with Drakes Supermarkets to supply its stores in Queensland for another five years. The announcement comes after the expiry of its existing supply agreement on June 2, 2019. According to the Financial Review, the agreement means Metcash is “removing a major threat to its revenue …

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Ombudsman welcomes faster payments to Qld SMEs

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Queensland government’s commitment to faster payment terms for small businesses. Ms Carnell has also urged other states and territories to follow suit, after expressing disappointment that it took so long. “A reduction in invoice payment times from 30 days to 20 days is to …

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Coca-Cola Amatil joins Australian sustainability council

Coca-Cola Amatil has become the newest member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). The beverages company says it has “a growing commitment to sustainability” and “a sustainability framework … embedded in the organisation”. It says it reports regularly on environmental performance and has set sustainability goals …

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