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Digital outdoor advertising takes over

Research from Roy Morgan shows a majority of 10.8 million Australians aged 14+ (52 per cent) are now seeing digital outdoor advertising in an average week. The data reflects the increase in digital outdoor advertising on public transport, sports stadiums, shopping centres, service stations, airports, retailers and elsewhere. “The growth …

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Tesco’s meat aisles now contend with plant-based food

A new own-brand range of affordable plant-based foods has been launched by Tesco into 450 of its stores. This will see the British grocery chain have one of the largest selections of plant-based foods on the UK high street. Plant-based food trend of decade Tesco’s plant-based food has become the …

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Pure caffeine banned from sale

Following a report into the safety of caffeine powders and highly concentrated caffeine products, the Morrison government has announced a ban on the sale of pure and highly concentrated caffeine food products for personal consumption. Caffeine-related death The ban comes as a result of a report that was commissioned by …

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Coles customers recycle 905 tonnes of soft plastics

Shoppers recycled enough pieces of plastic to go around the world one and half times at Coles last year. According to the retailer, this represents a 32 per cent increase on the previous year. Revealed in Coles’ Sustainability Report, Coles customers recycled 905 tonnes (226 million pieces of soft plastics). …

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Mainbrace Constructions to build shopping centre

JMK Retail and DMA Partners have appointed Mainbrace Constructions to build Yamanto Central shopping centre, with construction set to commence in Spring 2019. Next gen shopping centre Dubbed to be the “next generation sub regional shopping centre”, according to JMK Retail General Manager Vicki Leavy, Yamanto Central is expected to …

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Nestlé committed to reduce plastic waste and mitigate climate change

Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry, and set as its goal zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Environmentally friendly packaging solutions  The institute is set to develop more environmentally friendly packaging for its products and reduce plastic waste, taking matters …

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Woolworths launches drought action appeal with charities

Woolworths is doing its bit to help support communities that are experiencing some of the worst and most prolonged drought conditions on record. The retailer is doing this through partnering with Australian charities to launch the S.T.A.N.D (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters) Drought Action Appeal. The Salvation Army, Rural Aid, …

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Diversity and inclusion top notch status for Woolies in Asia Pacific

Woolworths Group has secured a top spot in Asia Pacific and ranked 19th globally in the 2019 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index. This is the second consecutive year the group has led the way for Australian businesses on the index. The US leads the top 100 followed by the …

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