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Retail associations slam FWC annual wage decision

National retailers and retail associations have reacted angrily to the recent decision by the Fair Work Commission to increase the minimum wage by 3.5 per cent. The decision, announced on June 1, 2018, has led to national associations and retailers reporting that the increase, effective from July 1, will stifle …

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New report looks at social media’s impact on student spending habits

Social media has a pervasive influence on the spending habits of 88 per cent of university students according to an Australian-first study. The ‘UniBank Social Spending Report’ looked at the influence of social media on university student spending habits and how it affects students’ personal finances. Forty-three per cent of …

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Vegetable industry revamps online education tool

The Australian vegetable industry has released its new-look online education tool Veggycation The website, which is a strategic levy investment through Hort Innovation, is an easy-to-use tool for vegetable growers, health professionals and the wider public that showcases the nutritional benefits of different vegetables and explains the optimal methods to …

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Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive to step down

The Australian Made Campaign’s Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, has announced he is stepping down at the end of July. This is after 14 years at the helm of the organisation responsible for promoting and administering the nation’s iconic green-and-gold ‘Australian Made, Australian Grown’ (AMAG) logo. “After 14 years running this …

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Drakes’ new distribution centre a blow for Metcash

Supermarket giant Drakes Supermarkets has announced it plans to build a state-of-the-art $80 million distribution centre in South Australia, creating up to 550 jobs. This news comes only a day after the independent grocery retailer advised Metcash Limited that it would not be making a commitment to have its supermarkets …

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Cushman to sell two Woolworths-owned centres in WA

Cushman & Wakefield has announced today it has been appointed by Woolworths to manage the sale of the Seacrest and Aveley retail shopping centres in Western Australia. Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Retail Investments Nick Potter, Senior Director Sashi Makkapati and Senior Executive Billy Dent are managing the expression of …

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Demand for reusable shopping bags at all-time high

With less than a month before major supermarkets start removing lightweight plastic bags from stores, consumer demand for reusable grocery bags is at an all-time high, according to Trolley Bags. The company, whose reusable shopping bag system achieved viral success in 2015 has experienced a 150 per cent jump in …

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