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Is Kaufland using LinkedIn to poach Aldi’s finest?

An Aldi employee has contacted Retail World claiming Kaufland got in touch with them on LinkedIn about a job move. The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, says Kaufland’s approach began with a LinkedIn request. It was followed by a link to a Kaufland job advert. The advert left the …

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Many tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell tobacco

New research has revealed that one in five tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell tobacco products. Cancer Council NSW and Western Sydney University carried out the research. Together they sampled a range of tobacco retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores and newsagents. “A further 37 per cent of retailers …

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Kaufland picks Melbourne for Australian distribution centre

Kaufland, one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, will open its first Australian distribution centre at Merrifield Business Park, Melbourne. The business park is in the suburb of Mickleham, about 30km north of Melbourne’s CBD. Kaufland has bought a large 28-hectare site in the brand-new “masterplanned” community. It says it …

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Growing pains: cost of raising infants up by a quarter

The cost of raising a newborn from birth to four years old has risen by 26.3 per cent over the past five years, according to IBISWorld, with childcare the most “significant” cost. The industry research company estimates that Australian parents will spend more than $13.2 billion in 2018-19. Costs include …

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Community retail foodies challenging ‘big end of town’

Community-based retailing is challenging the ‘big end of town’ for the dollars of foodies and family diners, new data suggests. The government’s ‘Food demand in Australia: Trends and issues 2018’ report found that ‘Meals out and fast food’ jumped to 34 per cent of total food expenditure by a household …

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Make your job robot-proof, urges top recruiter

“Don’t just sit back and wait for automation to knock on your door,” warns Hays, as robots crank up the pressure on Aussie workers. In fact, the global recruiting experts say half of Australian workers have already seen their responsibilities change because of automation. Some have even named the growth …

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Well-meaning shoppers confused about sustainable labelling

Australians are confused about sustainable labelling and ecofriendly shopping, claims the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC carried out the research for Sustainable Seafood Week. It found that 63 per cent of respondents were keen to do the right thing. But they also find the number of diets, fads and ‘green’ …

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Coca-Cola tops Euromonitor list of global megabrands

Coca-Cola has topped Euromonitor International’s list of worldwide megabrands, pushing bitter rivals Pepsi into second place. The global market research company recently unveiled its list of top 100 megabrands. It ranked the world’s leading FMCG brands by retail sales value in 2017. The report found that global FMCG sales reached …

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January trade figures ‘softer’ than forecast, says ARA

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says the January 2019 trade figures have fallen short of forecasts, indicating “conservative” post-Christmas trade. The figures, which the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released on Friday, show a 2.66 per cent total growth year-on-year. ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said: “As we forecasted a …

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Coles and eBay join forces to boost online grocery shopping

Coles and eBay Australia have teamed up to allow eBay users to buy Coles products on the ecommerce portal. eBay users can now shop from Coles’ perishable and non-perishable everyday essentials across a variety of categories. These include select prepacked fresh food, pantry, personal care and household items. Shoppers in metro Sydney, …

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