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Tax cuts a ‘kickstart’ for the economy, says ARA

The Executive Director of the Australian Retailers’ Association (ARA), Russell Zimmerman, has congratulated the Senate for passing the Morrison government’s $158 billion tax relief package. According to Mr Zimmerman, this will “kickstart the economy”. He says the combined effect of the cuts – which will hand an immediate $15 billion …

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Aussies not eating enough fruit

Insights reveal while a majority of Australians feel healthy and the health food segment is growing, 67 per cent are overweight or obese, only 17 per cent meet physical activity guidelines and only five per cent eat enough fruit. IRI Asia-Pacific Chief Commercial Officer, Alistair Leathwood delivered interesting insights into …

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Shoppers turning away from processed food

As clean eating sweeps the nation food shoppers are turning away from some processed foods, a report reveals. Declining food categories  Herald Sun Consumer Reporter, Karen Collier recently reported on Supermarket data, which shows that purchases of canned fruit and vegetables dropped by five and three per cent, respectively in …

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Woolworths’ merge and de-merge plans for EDG and ALH

Woolworths Group intends to amalgamate Endeavour Drinks Group and ALH Group into a single entity and then split the new business through a demerger “or other value-accretive alternative”. The agreement to combine its drinks and hospitality businesses, Endeavour Drinks and ALH into a single entity is set to create Australia’s …

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Coles and Aussie farmers raise funds for MND

Following a national campaign on pork sales, Coles and its pork producers have raised nearly $520,000 to fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND). FightMND campaign Coles donated 10 cents from every sale of around 40 different items of Coles Brand pork across more than 800 Coles supermarkets during a six-week fundraising …

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Ethics and sustainability key for consumers 

Price and convenience aren’t the only purchase drivers anymore; consumers want to buy ethically and sustainably. As the global retail industry remains in a state of flux, new research by Monash University reveals an increasing number of consumers prefer – and are prepared to pay more for – products that …

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Independents show mettle in Adelaide

Adelaide’s retail renaissance is in full swing as it bucks the downturn to record stronger transaction growth than other states. The latest data by point of sale software company Vend highlights a retail renaissance on the streets of Adelaide with independent retailers bucking the national retail downturn to ring in …

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Aldi commits to reducing plastic packaging

Aldi announced this week, its commitment to a 25 per cent reduction in plastics and packaging used in stores by 2025. Aldi has announced plans to work in partnership with suppliers to meet the ambitious but achieving targets. Aldi is committed to transparency and authenticity, and as such plans to …

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