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American Express links with Square

Under a partnership between American Express and the San Francisco-based financial services company, Square, businesses in Australia are poised to be set up with...

New small businesses on the rise

New figures show the number of small businesses in Australia has increased by more than 21,500. Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer...

Suppliers and the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct

Is your grocery-supply agreement compliant? Last year was a big one for grocery suppliers. Following years of consultation with major food retailers and the Australian...

COSBOA: changes to tax and skills systems needed

Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) has released its pre-budget submission, which outlines recommendations to grow the Australian economy and support small businesses...

Shopper convenience the top retail development driver

Price competition is significant now, but expected to lose importance. Convenience is now considered the number one influencer on retail development globally, according to GfK’s latest retail trend...

Five retail trends for Australia in 2016

The Australian retail industry is under significant pressure from consumer-based forces such as increasingly diverse customer segments, the rise of the digital generation and the...

Eliminating excess stock

No matter what time of year, businesses are looking at ways to maximise sales but are stuck with excess stock that’s been going nowhere. Depending on...

Real-time mobile app to fight organised retail crime

With organised retail crime on the rise, retailers now have a way to track theft events and manage in-store radio frequency electronic article surveillance (RF EAS) activity in real time...

Bins that combine venting and cinching features with durability

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has launched vented Brute refuse containers, combining the proven durability of Brute containers with new venting and cinching technology and improved ergonomics. The latest addition to RCP’s refuse...

Mobile shopping is still not there…

Kelly Slessor, one of Australia’s foremost proponents of mobile marketing, discusses what the future may look like when we all really start to shop out...

Paving the way for frictionless shopping

NCR is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, with its software, hardware and portfolio of services enabling more than 550 million transactions daily. The...

FMCG evolving into a more competitive landscape

Coles emerges from hibernation, the dominant Woolworths machine gets the speed wobbles and IGA continues to have an identity crisis. The new kid on the...
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