Retail World Editor

Patak’s: good things come in small pots

Indian food brand Patak’s claims to be helping millions of amateur-to-serious chefs create “closest-to-authentic” Indian dishes from home with the launch of its latest product, Paste Pots. Patak’s says the Paste Pots, inspired by 60-year-old family recipes, all include at least 11 spices that are ground, perfectly blended and preserved …

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Millennials changing Australian food culture

Millennials are now the largest ‘healthy-eating’ consumer group in Australia at an unprecedented 32 per cent, according to a new report released by global research company the NPD Group. The report suggests that requirements for health-motivated meals, ‘clean’ eating and transparency around ingredients have dramatically increased and online ordering of …

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B2Bpay solution ‘rewards businesses’ at tax time

Business owners can now look forward to paying their BAS, according to Zenith Payments, with a new online payment platform, B2Bpay, that offers full credit-card points and Qantas frequent-flyer points on all payments made to the Australian Taxation Office. B2Bpay, powered by Zenith, is promoted as an innovative solution that …

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Branded Design forms Branded Group, hires key executives

Sydney-based retail-marketing agency Branded Design has expanded its management team and restructured as Branded Group. Point-of-purchase (POP) industry veterans Ashay Sharma and Carlos Tapia will take key positions in the new structure of Branded. Previously Mr Sharma was managing director and founder of POP Impact and The POS Collective with …

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Retailers call on NSW government to ban the bag

The NSW government has come under pressure from retailers to step up efforts to implement legislation to eradicate single-use plastic bags. According to the National Retail Association, retail outlets across NSW are continuing to show widespread community support for a ban on lightweight plastic bags. In association with the Boomerang …

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Unlocking growth in meal kits

Meal kits are a small category with the potential to have a significant impact on the traditional and online grocery retail market, according to research from Nielsen. Meal kits contain pre-portioned ingredients and recipe instructions for a complete meal that shoppers prepare and cook themselves. During the past eight months, …

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Illicit tobacco burns two billion in excise

A new report shows illicit tobacco currently costs the Australian government up to $1.91 billion. According to KPMG LLP’s ‘Illicit Tobacco in Australia 2017 Full Year Report’, illegal tobacco – as a percentage of total tobacco consumption – rose from 14.3 per cent in 2016 to 15 per cent in …

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