Retail World Editor

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 …

Read More »

Proportion of Aussies drinking alcohol continues to fall

The proportion of the Australian population drinking alcohol continues to fall, although cider is becoming more popular. This is the headline finding from Roy Morgan’s ‘Alcohol Consumption Currency Report March 2019’. In an average four-week period, the report found, 67.5 per cent of the Australian population aged 18 and over …

Read More »

Disruption Podcast: David Freeman, ‘Personal Disruptor’

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 5, ‘Personal Disruptor’, which interviews h2coco CEO David Freeman (right). Could you give a quick snapshot of where you grew up, went to school and some …

Read More »

SMC to feature at Brisbane for FoodTech Qld 2019

Following on from its success at AUSPACK 2019 and the launch of Open IIoT, SMC will be showcasing at FoodTech Qld in July 2019. SMC says it will use this as an opportunity to “engage with visitors and demonstrate its solutions for the food and beverage industries”. The company has …

Read More »

Strikeforce AMC acquires The Blueprint Group

The Board of Strikeforce AMC has completed the acquisition of The Blueprint Group, the sales/field marketing group that includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert. Stronger together Strikeforce MD and CEO Matt Lloyd says the acquisition will benefit both groups. “[We’ll be] stronger together by combining complementary strength, …

Read More »

Perth gets longer trading hours for public holidays

Metropolitan Perth will get longer trading hours on both WA Day and the Queen’s birthday in a boost to retailers. The WA government has approved an extra four hours of trading for general retail shops on both public holidays. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will …

Read More »

NRA urges new government to push through tax cuts

The National Retail Association has congratulated Scott Morrison on his re-election and urged him to “move very quickly” on cutting taxes. The call comes after the NRA publicly backed the government’s promised personal and business tax cuts as “good for retailers”. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said: “Both sides of politics …

Read More »

Happi days – new laundry liquid aims to cut plastic waste

Happi Earth certified organic laundry liquid uses paper pouches and a refillable bottle to cut plastic waste, says the manufacturer. Customers buy the liquid in 99-per-cent paper pouches and use them to refill a stainless-steel bottle. This system, claims the enterprise, “eliminates 13 plastic laundry bottles from our environment per …

Read More »

E171 food additive ‘harmful’ to human gut

E171, an additive found in more than 900 food products, may have a “substantial and harmful influence on human health”. So says a University of Sydney study investigating the health impact of the food additive, also known as titanium dioxide nanoparticles. Many food and medicine manufacturers use E171 as a …

Read More »