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Aldi publishes its ‘Child Labour Policy’

Aldi Australia, as part of Aldi South, has strengthened its efforts to eliminate child labour risks globally by publishing an independent ‘Child Labour Policy’. The ‘Child Labour Policy’ defines child labour so any potential incidents can be identified. It outlines expectations of business partners and processes upon identifying any cases of …

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Aussie households underestimating food waste

Australia’s first comprehensive study looking at household behaviours and motivations towards food waste – Food Waste: National Benchmarking Study Summary Report – was released this week. Surveying more than 5,000 people, results show that while 76 per cent of respondents felt strongly motivated to reduce food waste, they underestimated the …

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Woolworths OzHarvest Christmas Appeal feeds hungry Aussies

Woolworths is encouraging its customers to purchase a 50-cent meal token during the Woolworths OzHarvest Christmas Appeal to help OzHarvest feed an Australian in need over Christmas. This initiative has come to the fore as a result of around five million Australians experiencing food insecurity, with demand for food relief …

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Danone awarded top prize at Woolies’ Supplier of the Year Awards

Danone has been awarded the top prize at Woolworths’ annual Supplier of the Year Awards. The global food and beverage company took out the 2019 Overall Supplier of the Year Award as well as the Chilled, Bakery and Deli awards in Sydney on Tuesday night. “In a competitive market Danone …

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BP and David Jones open first store

BP Bayside in the southern suburbs of Melbourne is the first BP site to open in collaboration with David Jones Food. Located on the corner of North Road and Nepean Highway, BP Bayside offers more than 300 products. This includes food-for-now and food-for-later options, fresh pre-prepared meals and long-life groceries. …

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Health Star Rating to remain non-mandatory

The Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) has formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year Report, supporting the review’s 10 recommendations, to be implemented with a transition period of two years. The Health Star Rating (HSR) system has not been made mandatory – an outcome welcomed by the …

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Two beauty trends set to impact the market

Mintel has announced the two beauty trends set to impact the global beauty and personal care market over the next decade: the panorama of humanity and identity traders. These trends are expected to have implications for manufacturers, companies, brands and consumers. The Panorama of Humanity As consumers explore the line …

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In retailers we trust

Retail, supermarkets and consumer products are Australia’s most trusted industries, according to Roy Morgan’s Risk Monitor. Measuring Net Trust Score (NTS), the research found hardware retailer Bunnings to be the nation’s most trusted brand. Aldi and Woolworths ranked second and third. Coles and Kmart also made the top 10, ranked …

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Retailer survey tips for finding right recipe for ‘down’ Christmas

Challenging market conditions characteristic of 2019 are top of mind for Australian retailers as they enter the Christmas trading period. Deloitte’s ‘Retailers’ Christmas Survey 2019’ reveals that positive sentiment is down in strong contrast to 2018 when retailers were approaching the season with enthusiasm. Survey’s key findings Now in its …

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Caltex and Woolies set out to redefine convenience

Caltex Australia and Woolworths have launched the first Caltex Woolworths Metro store in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde. Owned and operated by Caltex, the new store is said to set a new benchmark of convenience for Australians looking to fill up and meet their convenience shopping needs when on …

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