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Nielsen announces Homescan enhancements

Nielsen says its enhanced Homescan consumer panel will capture the buying habits of tomorrow’s consumer and uncover future opportunities. The new enhancements are said to give Australian retailers and manufacturers access to uncover the biggest opportunities in retail: the rapidly growing ecommerce channel, purchasing patterns of multicultural households, and health …

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Employee pay gaps remain prevalent

Findings from a survey commissioned by the Australian Payroll Association has shown that two in three organisations have large-scale pay rate discrepancies. A survey of 601 payroll managers has reportedly revealed that 69 per cent of payroll managers see significant differences in pay rates between employees who do the same …

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Unilever to ‘transform’ company with Microsoft tools

Unilever is currently working toward one of its major goals to become driven by data insights in order to predict the future. To do this, the global company has implemented a host of digital tools from Microsoft. It is intended that these tools will “transform” the way Unilever is connecting …

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SMC launches solution to ‘pesky’ dust problems

SMC’s new JSXFA series is said to be “the answer” when it comes protecting your operational space from dust. While many make use of “elaborate” filtration systems to trap dust, SMC says it has recently released a cost-effective and simple solution to this “pesky problem”. “In response to [the significant …

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Data security influences purchasing habits

Seventy-four per cent of Australian consumers claim their confidence in a brand’s data security influences how they spend money with that brand, according to new global research. More than 2,000 consumers participated in the PCI Pal and Natterbox-conducted ‘This is Australia’ research. It investigated the sentiment towards data security and …

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IRI launch empowers FMCG

FMCG manufacturers can now benefit from the ‘always-on’ access to market data, analysis and insights with IRI’s new end-to-end analytics platform. Launched at the 2019 IRI Growth Summit in London, July 8-10, the IRI Always-on Marketing Mix Effectiveness platform enables manufacturers to measure, optimise and plan their brand’s performance, including …

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LG showcases its latest business display solutions 

LG Electronics revealed its newest business display solutions for the Australian market to partners and customers in Sydney last week. Held July 3-4 at The Australian National Maritime Museum, LG Oz Connect was the first and largest commercial display showcase to be staged by the company in Australia. LG Flexible …

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Coles and Microsoft team up

Coles and global technology leader Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership aimed at transforming the shopping experience and improving productivity across the business. What’s the plan? The long-term partnership involves Coles migrating its applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, as well as deploying Microsoft’s Dynamic 365 enterprise resource planning …

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Small businesses are wasting revenue in merchant fees

Many of Australia’s 2.1 million small businesses, says a specialist payment consulting firm, are wasting revenue by not investigating the best payment service providers. Nor are they making the most of least-cost routing. According to Payment Consulting Network, small retailers often don’t have time to research or have the money …

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Ad diversity and consumer representation critical for brands

Results from the Adobe Diversity in Advertising survey reveals that diversity and consumer representation in advertising is important to most Australians and key to brand engagement and trust. Diversity and representation While progress has been made with 58 per cent consumers reporting ads are more diverse now compared to three …

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