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Coles to pay Norco $5.25m following ACCC investigation

Coles will pay dairy co-operative, Norco, around $5.25 million for distribution to its dairy farmer members. This payment follows an ACCC investigation into whether the retailer has “fully passed” on to Norco the 10 cents per litre (cpl) price rise it charged consumers for Coles-branded fresh milk, as it claimed …

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Collective bargaining a ‘game-changer’ for small players

Kate Carnell

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small supermarkets should be able to engage in collective bargaining to remain competitive and viable. The Ombudsman has written to the ACCC in support of a proposal by Co-Operative Supermarkets Australia, to participate in collective bargaining to help small …

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ACCC calls for changes in loyalty schemes

Improvements to customer loyalty schemes and broader legislative reforms are required, according to the ACCC’s final report into customer loyalty schemes. Released on Tuesday, the report recommends loyalty schemes, such as frequent flyer, supermarket and hotel operators, better inform consumers, improve their data practices and stop automatically linking members’ payment cards to …

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Coles opens ‘tailor made’ store for St Kilda locals

Coles has opened its new Coles Local in St Kilda, Victoria. According to the retailer, the new store features a “living herb wall”, the largest range of vegan and vegetarian products in the country, a pick-and-mix bar just for dogs, and a pineapple coring machine. It is also home to …

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Woolies CEO and Chairman acknowledge responsibility for underpayments

Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci and Woolworths Group Chairman Gordon Cairns have acknowledged their leadership responsibility for the payment shortfalls to salaried team members. “I have made the personal decision to forgo my F20 short-term bonus because I believe it is the right thing for me to do as CEO,” …

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Aldi’s Graduate Program is now taking applications

Applications for the 2021 Aldi Graduate Program are now open. The company is now looking for recent university graduates wanting a career in retail. The Graduate Program is a comprehensive 14-month training program, specifically designed to develop a team of leaders in their business. Those who participate are expected to …

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South Australian food and beverage industry award winners announced

The 2019 winners of the South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards have been announced. This took place on Friday night at what has become one of the biggest industry nights of the year, says Food South Australia CEO Catherine Sayer. Ms Sayer highlighted Mexex, which won three awards …

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Metcash bids farewell to 7-Eleven

7-Eleven Australia will not be renewing its current supply agreement with Metcash following its conclusion on 12 August 2020. According to an ASX announcement published by Metcash on Friday, they were “unable to reach an agreement with 7-Eleven on its supply requirements for the east coast, including delivery routes and …

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Snacks rule says first-ever global report from Mondelēz

The State of Snacking report from Mondelēz reveals people globally are dedicated to their snacks. The report, developed in partnership with The Harris Poll, confirms data from other studies that have put forth this notion while also delving into snacking as a growing behaviour worldwide and the cultural and personal …

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