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Small business sector mixed bag

The Australian small business sector is facing a major shake-up over the coming decade, with the highest proportion of small business owners aged between 45 and 59 years. That’s according to the ‘Small Business Counts’ report released at the COSBOA National Small Business Summit by the Australian Small Business and …

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Fresh food at your service

The new fresh grocery service, Farm2Market aims to bring local produce directly from the farm to homes across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The business founded by Jordan Pearce will also provide local farmers and food suppliers with an affordable way to market and sell their products to customers …

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Ethical consumerism on the rise

New research from Australian marketing services provider Salmat has found that a large number of Australian shoppers are swayed by sustainability and ethical brand behaviour when it comes to purchasing products. Study results The joint Salmat and ACRS study, which reportedly investigated the impact that ethical behaviour and corporate social …

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Make Australian retail great again!

July retail figures presented by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed annual growth of 2.36 per cent. The growth is described as “an unexpected sobering economic snapshot” by the Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman. It is noted however that month-on-month figures show a fall in July …

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San Remo’s vegan launch

San Remo have jumped on the vegan train with the launch of its new portfolio of fresh pasta: vegan ravioli.  It has been said that San Remo conducted significant research and development prior to the new launch, resulting in a fresh vegan range that reportedly contains no artificial colours, flavours …

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Woolworths Group continues to make ‘good progress’

Woolworths Group sales increased by 3.4 per cent to just under $60 billion for FY19. According to Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci, the company made “good progress” on its transformation across all of its businesses in FY19 with improving sales and EBIT momentum in the second half of the year. …

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Global Table on how to feed the world descends to Melbourne

Leaders in food, agricultural science, technology and medicine will arrive in Melbourne next week for a global conference tackling questions around how to feed a growing world population in the face of a climate crisis and unsustainable levels of development. Sandro Demaio (AU), Danielle Nierenberg (USA), Derk Hendriksen (USA) and …

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Fine Food Holdings’ new facility set for cracker of a future 

Todd Wilson

Fine Food Holdings launched its new facility on Tuesday, where CEO Todd Wilson spoke about his “experience with space, which enables a company to be daring and creative with NPD”. And FFH’s new 12,500sqm custom-designed manufacturing facility in Dandenong South, Melbourne, will most certainly enable the company to be daring …

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‘Solid’ results for Metcash despite a challenging market

Metcash Group delivered a “solid set” of financial results during FY19, says Chairman Robert Murray, and continued to “successfully” execute its key strategic initiatives. Reported Group sales (which excludes charge-through sales) increased 1.8 per cent to $12.7 billion, while sales (including charge-through sales) increased 1.4 per cent to $14.6 billion. …

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Roy Morgan: Foodland tops Supermarket of the Month again

Foodland has secured its twelfth straight Roy Morgan Supermarket of the Month Award with a customer satisfaction rating of 86 per cent for July 2019. The retailer has now won nineteen of the past twenty monthly awards. Foodland’s customer satisfaction rating of 86 per cent was followed by Aldi (83 …

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