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Millennials changing Australian food culture

Millennials are now the largest ‘healthy-eating’ consumer group in Australia at an unprecedented 32 per cent, according to a new report released by global research company the NPD Group. The report suggests that requirements for health-motivated meals, ‘clean’ eating and transparency around ingredients have dramatically increased and online ordering of …

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Retailers call on NSW government to ban the bag

The NSW government has come under pressure from retailers to step up efforts to implement legislation to eradicate single-use plastic bags. According to the National Retail Association, retail outlets across NSW are continuing to show widespread community support for a ban on lightweight plastic bags. In association with the Boomerang …

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International news: Sainsbury’s and Asda amalgamation agreement

Supermarket chains Asda and Sainsbury’s have agreed to merge in a deal that will create Britain’s biggest supermarket chain. According to GlobalData, the combined retailer would have a 23.3 per cent market share of food and grocery compared to Tesco’s 22 per cent (2018 est). ‘‘Overall, we see this as …

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Index predicts minimal retail sales growth

CHEP Retail Index, which uses transactional data from CHEP pallet movements to provide a lead indicator of Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade data, has signalled minimal retail sales growth in Q2 2018. The modest growth in pallet movements in the first few months of 2018 suggests that retailers expect …

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Major refurbishment for Richmond Marketplace (Sydney) keeps pace

Stage-two renewal has been seen a redeveloped car park completed and operational. The $11 million second stage of the centre’s renovation also includes a refurbishment of its March Street frontage, development of an expanded external courtyard and community-accessible amphitheatre, plus a significant facelift for all common areas and entry points. …

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Amazon announces Sydney fulfilment centre

In order to meet growing customer demand in Australia, Amazon has announced a 43,000sqm fulfilment centre in Moorebank, south-west Sydney. The new Sydney fulfilment centre, along with the existing building in Dandenong South, Melbourne, will allow Amazon to handle current and future customer demand and speed up delivery to customers …

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Healthy insights at the 2018 Naturally Good Expo

The 2018 Naturally Good Expo was held at the International Convention Centre Sydney on April 29-30. It offered retailers and manufacturers alike an opportunity to understand what is available in terms of the latest in natural and organic products across a variety of categories. This year’s event saw over 350 …

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