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ABML delivers data synchronisation

GS1 Australia has officially certified technology solutions provider ABML’s UBFG1 software for interoperability with trading partners using the National Product Catalogue (NPC). The NPC certification program, conducted by GS1 Australia, is designed to recognise a product’s ability to meet the NPC supplier and data source requirements from all engaged industry …

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Taking a Snapshot to improve accessibility of insights

Australian retail market research firm Koji says its Snapshot data offering delivers transactional grocery data to help FMCG brand marketers better understand basket share, customer demographics and in-store transactional behaviour. Koji says Snapshot, developed using POS and loyalty data from independent grocers, reveals how specific products are bought (eg, day, …

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CHEP expands supply-chain solutions

CHEP Australia has designed and launched a range of solutions to help companies in the consumer goods, manufacturing, fresh food, grocery and retail industries optimise their supply chains. According to CHEP Asia Pacific President Phillip Austin, the new solutions help to identify efficiencies, eliminate waste and can improve the performance …

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Panasonic launches 3-in-1 rugged Toughpad

Panasonic says Toughpad FZ-N1 combines the productivity benefits of a mobile barcode reader, phone and tablet into one fully ‘ruggedised’ device. According to Panasonic, the Toughpad FZ-N1 is ideal for markets such as transportation and logistics, manufacturing and retail. It is also well suited for a wide variety of applications, …

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Industry groups urge businesses to pay bills on time

Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA), the Australian Industry (Ai) Group and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) have launched a campaign calling for all Australian businesses to pay their bills on time. COSBOA CEO Peter Strong, Ai Group CEO Innes Willox and AICD MD and CEO John Brogden …

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ACCC proposal on Apple Pay bad for retailers, says ARA

The ACCC has proposed to deny authorisation for a number of Australian banks to engage in limited collective bargaining and boycott with Apple in relation to Apple Pay. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac sought authorisation on behalf of themselves and potentially other credit and …

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Financial stress costing Australian businesses

According to new research from AMP, one in four surveyed Australian workers has low confidence in their financial position and struggles to make ends meet. The research, undertaken for AMP’s ‘2016 Financial Wellness’ report, found that only 48 per cent of respondents were confident in their financial position, a decrease …

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