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Industry opposes proposed WA liquor restrictions

Liquor restrictions proposed by the Western Australia state government have been criticised as anti-competitive and likely to stifle employment. The state government has proposed restricting liquor stores to less than 400sqm and restricting developments based on the proximity of other stores. The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) claims to understand the …

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Malvern Central Shopping Centre welcomes David Jones Food

To expand its food retail offering, Malvern Shopping Centre in Melbourne has opened David Jones Food, making it Victoria’s first food concept launched by the department store. The new food offering was sourced and developed by a team of 60 specialists to deliver premium-quality products in categories such as meat …

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Woolworths increases lead in grocery war

The latest results from Roy Morgan show that in the 12 months to December 2017, Woolworths has 32.2 per cent of the total grocery market (including fresh food), an increase of 0.8 per cent points over the 2016 result. The Coles Group achieved 28.8 per cent share, ALDI achieved 12.1 …

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MGA welcomes new state government in SA

Master Grocers Australia (MGA) has welcomed the new Liberal government in South Australia, following the party’s 16 years in opposition. “The new government has a great opportunity to champion the needs of hundreds of small businesses in South Australia,” MGA CEO Jos de Bruin said. “Many MGA members who are …

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Woolworths Earn & Learn boosts school resources

Aussies schools and early-learning centres will receive more than 300,000 education resources from this week, with Woolworths store managers across the country delivering equipment as part of the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Earn & Learn is aimed at helping schools and early-learning centres obtain such resources as sporting, mathematics, …

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Coles to spin off from Wesfarmers under new leadership

Wesfarmers today announced its intention to demerge its Coles division, which is set to be led by current Metcash CEO of Supermarkets and Convenience, Steven Cain, later this year. The proposed demerger would see Coles’ supermarkets, online, liquor stores, fuel and convenience, financial services and hotel divisions operate as a …

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Tax incentives welcomed by AFGC

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced the Australian Investment Guarantee, which will provide targeted tax incentives for Australian industries and Australian jobs. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the announcement, with CEO Tanya Barden saying the announcement is in line with what the AFGC has been proposing …

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