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The Inconvenience Store tackles ‘food waste crisis’

The Inconvenience Store in Melbourne offers donated food that would otherwise be thrown away. Its opening coincides with stronger steps being taken nationwide to ramp up Australia’s war on waste. Located in Thornbury in the city’s inner north, The Inconvenience Store is the creation of the team behind not-for-profit restaurant …

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Mass listeria? Frozen veggies recalled in bacteria scare

Australian supermarkets have begun recalling bags of frozen vegetables because they may contain the deadly bacteria listeria. Woolworths, IGA and ALDI are among the supermarkets removing sweetcorn and frozen vegetables from their shelves. Some of ALDI’s own-brand products, including Market Fare frozen vegetables, are among those affected. Also affected are Woolworths …

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Who triumphed at the 2018 IGA Awards of Excellence?

Leading Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) stores were honoured at this year’s IGA Awards, held on the Gold Coast yesterday. The IGA Awards of Excellence acknowledge the efforts of IGA stores and their teams in their local community. There are 1400 independent supermarkets across the IGA retail network. The national …

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Surge in retail turnover led by clothing and department stores

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has reported a 0.4 per cent surge in Aussie retail turnover in May 2018. Department stores and clothing led the charge, with rises of 3.9 per cent and 2.2 per cent, respectively. The May results cement a second consecutive month of solid sales for …

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NRA hits back at Stop Deregulation Adelaide

The National Retail Association (NRA) has rebutted what it describes as ‘false arguments’ made by the Stop Deregulation Adelaide campaign and other bodies. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb has called on all sides of politics to focus on a sensible, measured and fact-based debate, and to disregard what she claims are …

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Tesco and Carrefour ‘strategic alliance’ gives suppliers the jitters

Retail giants Tesco and Carrefour have announced a “long-term, strategic alliance” that is causing nervousness among some suppliers. The alliance will cover the strategic relationship with global suppliers, the joint purchasing of own-brand products and goods not for resale. The move is widely seen as a response to the growing …

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Foodland on top, but Woolworths climbing

Foodland has again emerged as the top performer among the big five supermarkets, with Woolworths the biggest improver over the year, says new research. Roy Morgan’s ‘Retail Satisfaction Report – Supermarkets’ shows that customer satisfaction with Foodland in the six months to May was 95.5 per cent. This is despite …

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Joe Berry Award 2018 winner revealed

The winner of the Joe Berry Australian Retail Industry Executive Award was announced at a ceremony in Sydney last night. Lion Dairy & Drinks National Business Manager Ms Esra Ozege (pictured) emerged triumphant. Her essay and presentation on global pricing algorithms was a favourite among the panel of judges during …

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Senator calls for end to all ‘single-use plastics’, not just bags

Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has urged radical action to combat plastic in what he calls Australia’s “recycling crisis”. Mr Whish-Wilson, who is also Chair for the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Inquiry into waste and recycling, was commenting on the release of the report ‘Never waste a crisis: …

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