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How small businesses should plan for Australia Day

Employsure Senior Employment Relations Adviser Jonathan Wilson offers some pointers for small businesses as Australia Day approaches. Mr Wilson says the biggest issue they face on public holidays is “balancing competing priorities”. He identifies these as cashflow, customer expectations and managing staff, among others. “For small business owners, public holidays …

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Almost three in four Aussies now use digital payment

More than 70 per cent of Australians now use at least one digital payment method, according to Roy Morgan research. Awareness among Australians of digital payments is now an “almost universal” 93.9 per cent, says Roy Morgan. Even more significantly, 72.4 per cent use at least one digital payment method …

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Christmas sales should meet forecasts, says NRA

The National Retail Association (NRA) says the ‘strong’ retail sales for November 2018 suggest Christmas sales will hit forecasts. It made the announcement after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its latest Retail Trade report. The report showed an increase in turnover of 0.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted). Based …

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Kraft Heinz appoints Joanne Chin as Chief People Officer in Australia

Kraft Heinz, the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company, has appointed Joanne Chin as Chief People Officer in Australia. The company says Ms Chin joins its executive leadership team at a time of great expansion both “globally and locally”. It adds that it has grown in the past year, …

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Coles launches free health and beauty mag

Coles has launched Coles Health and Beauty, a new free quarterly magazine available in supermarkets across Australia. The supermarket describes the new magazine as “filled with expert-led information about how to get healthy and look and feel great”. It will also offer tips on “how to find the best products …

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Woolworths introduces solar first in regional NSW

A Woolworths store in regional NSW has become the first Woolworths in Australia to introduce solar panels on top of carpark shade sails. The store in the town of Young has two solar arrays – made up of 366 high-efficiency solar panels spanning 730sqm – which have the capacity to …

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Global grocery markets to hit $2.6tn by 2023

The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional $2.6 trillion in sales, says global research organisation IGD. Main findings IGD predicts growth of 28 per cent between 2018 and 2023. It anticipates: Nearly half (44 per cent) of the extra sales will be created in Asia, …

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So how was Amazon’s first year in Australia?

Amazon Australia has revealed its top-selling items from the past year – and some of the shopping trends it’s seen so far. They’re all in the ‘Amazon Australia 2018 Trends Report’. The retail titan says it’s grown its available selection fivefold since its launch Down Under. It now offers nearly …

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Just one in ten Aussies buys eco-labelled fish and seafood

New research by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) suggests Australians’ passion for seafood sustainability may not match their buying behaviour. The MSC, which describes itself as “an international, science-based, non-profit organisation”, found that three in four (74 per cent) Australian shoppers believe we should buy certified-sustainable seafood to safeguard our …

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