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Jamie Oliver teams up with Tesco to tackle food waste

Jamie Oliver and Tesco are collaborating on a new training program to teach people to cook with donated food. According to the UK supermarket giant, The Tesco Community Cookery School with Jamie Oliver “will teach over 1,000 community cooks on how best to use surplus food donations to help stop …

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2018 a bumper year for global retailers – Deloitte

The world’s top 250 retailers generated US$4.53 trillion ($6.41 trillion) in revenues in FY18, up 5.7 per cent year-on-year, according to Deloitte. In addition, three retailers with a local Australian presence – Wesfarmers, Woolworths and JB Hi-Fi – remain in the top 250, after JB Hi-Fi broke through last year. …

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Small businesses embracing tech to drive growth

Aussie small businesses are overcoming stiff competition by getting tech savvy, according to a new global report. It also found that, despite various challenges, the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector is in “good health” globally. The State of Small Business Global Report comes from TradeGecko, in collaboration with Golfdale …

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Aussies spending more money online than ever before

Australians are spending more money on online shopping and apps than ever before, according to a new report. ‘Digital 2019’ is a collaboration between social-media management company Hootsuite and creative agency We Are Social. It examines digital trends and social media use across 230 countries and territories, including Australia. Online …

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Woolworths and Aldi lead supermarket dominance in fresh food

Supermarkets are continuing to tighten their grip on the fresh food market, with Woolworths and Aldi showing the biggest gains. These are some of the findings from Roy Morgan’s ‘Supermarket & Fresh Food Currency Report – September 2018’. It’s based on in-depth face-to-face interviews with more than 50,000 consumers per …

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December sales data divides commentators

‘Reputable trade’ or ‘dismal run’? The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) was bullish about the December trade figures, but others struck a more downbeat tone. Responding to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) latest data, the ARA says it represents “a reputable Christmas trade”. The figures show a 2.75 per cent …

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Coles wins ‘Best Supermarket’ at MSC Wave of Change Awards

Coles won the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Oceania Sustainable Seafood Supermarket of the Year Award for the third year running. John West, IKEA and Taronga Zoo also won Wave of Change Awards, which “recognise organisations for going above and beyond to protect the future of our oceans by promoting sustainable …

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Drakes helps Can:Do 4Kids celebrate 145th birthday

Drakes Supermarkets and Vili’s Family Bakery are helping South Australia’s oldest children’s charity Can:Do 4Kids celebrate 145 years. Vili’s Family Bakery is custom-making celebratory ‘Cookies 4Kids’. These are cookies in the shape of Can:Do 4Kids’ mascot, Penny Piggles. The bakery will then distribute them to all Drakes Supermarkets in SA …

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