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Bernie Hughes to replace Justin Sargent at Nielsen

Bernie Hughes (right) will replace Justin Sargent as Pacific Managing Director at Nielsen, the company has announced. Mr Hughes will lead Nielsen’s Connect business, while Justin Sargent will head up its China Zone as President. About Bernie Hughes Mr Hughes has held several leadership positions in retail and media measurement …

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Metcash to continue supplying Drakes in Qld

Metcash has reached an agreement with Drakes Supermarkets to supply its stores in Queensland for another five years. The announcement comes after the expiry of its existing supply agreement on June 2, 2019. According to the Financial Review, the agreement means Metcash is “removing a major threat to its revenue …

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Coca-Cola Amatil joins Australian sustainability council

Coca-Cola Amatil has become the newest member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). The beverages company says it has “a growing commitment to sustainability” and “a sustainability framework … embedded in the organisation”. It says it reports regularly on environmental performance and has set sustainability goals …

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Coles – you are beautiful, no matter what they say

Coles is cutting down on food waste by selling “unattractive” fruit and vegetables under a new banner, ‘I’m Perfect’. The supermarket calls the produce “flawed but adored”. Coles General Manager of Produce Brad Gorman says it’s one way Coles is working with suppliers to reduce food waste. “Our customers know …

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Proportion of Aussies drinking alcohol continues to fall

The proportion of the Australian population drinking alcohol continues to fall, although cider is becoming more popular. This is the headline finding from Roy Morgan’s ‘Alcohol Consumption Currency Report March 2019’. In an average four-week period, the report found, 67.5 per cent of the Australian population aged 18 and over …

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Strikeforce AMC acquires The Blueprint Group

The Board of Strikeforce AMC has completed the acquisition of The Blueprint Group, the sales/field marketing group that includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert. Stronger together Strikeforce MD and CEO Matt Lloyd says the acquisition will benefit both groups. “[We’ll be] stronger together by combining complementary strength, …

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