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Retailers struggle to monetise data and drive experience

Eighty-five per cent of global grocery retailers lack the capabilities, technology, people and processes to use insights to monetise their data and drive customer experience, says a new study commissioned by dunnhumby. Despite the apparent barriers, the Forrester Consulting-conducted study, The Future of Retail Revenues Must Be Data Led, finds …

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Aussies say yes to new way of shopping

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A survey conducted by SOTI Inc shows that the majority of Australian shoppers are ready to embrace the move towards autonomous shopping experiences, such as Amazon Go. Amazon Go, which recently launched in the US, removes the checkout counters. Autonomous shopping brings with it a great reliance on technology within …

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Out-of stocks manna for online purchases

Seventy-five per cent of millennial shoppers have exited a store without buying only to buy the item online, with 53 per cent of Gen X shoppers following suit, according to the 12th annual Global Shopper Survey from Zebra Technologies. Thirty-nine per cent of consumers leave a store due to out-of-stock items …

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Landmark court decision on paid personal and carer’s leave 

The Federal Court of Australia has handed down a decision which clarifies the operation of paid personal/carer’s leave under the Fair Work Act 2009. According to Employsure Senior Employment Relations Adviser Messina Angelis, Mondelez has appealed the decision to the High Court, which could take many months to finalise. “In the …

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Meet your business hero

According to new research by leading loan-specialist RedZed, only one in five self-employed Australians have a mentor, while nearly half report never having one. “We believe in the importance of mentoring and recognise what an asset it is for self-employed Australians, especially when they are growing and developing a new …

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Multipack LJM to take on Australia’s co-packing market

Co-packing companies LJM NSW and Multipack have merged to create Multipack LJM. Combined with LJM NSW’s Victorian based parent company LJM, the new entity is expected to be a “formidable force” in Australia’s co-packing market. The businesses, employing over 500 people have a shared warehouse footprint of 50,000sqm across seven …

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Discord between COSBOA and music licensor

The Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) has lodged a privacy complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner about the behaviour of the Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS), and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA). These organisations …

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Shaping the future at CEBIT 2019

CEBIT Australia took place at Sydney’s International Convention Centre this week. Running between 29 and 31 October, CEBIT 2019 featured over 200 expert speakers. They delivered keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and lightning talks. Among these sessions was ‘How next generation AI and robots can disrupt supply chains – A …

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Supply chain financing up for review

A review of supply chain financing has been launched by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell. It’s expected that the review will examine the ways in which small and family businesses can use supply chain financing to manage cash flow and fund growth, while also looking …

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Epson’s latest POS printers

Epson Australia is releasing two new low-cost POS printers – the TM-T82III and the TM-T82IIIL. Both printers are designed specifically for price and cost-conscious retail and hospitality businesses that require reliable point of sale transactions. New features   TM-T82III features: a more durable printhead with improved reliability capable of printing up …

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