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Sainsbury’s and Tesco combat food waste

British supermarket Sainsbury’s has pledged its support to an ambitious new Food Waste Reduction Roadmap developed by IGD and Wrap. According to Sainsbury’s, tackling food waste is one of the business’s key areas of focus. It has undertaken a variety of initiatives for a number of years now, it says. …

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Online shopping is future of retail, say Aussie consumers

Three in five Australian consumers believe the shift to online shopping is unstoppable, according to new research. In fact, 59 per cent say they believe “most of the industry” will be online in the next two to five years. The parcel-delivery service CouriersPlease (CP) commissioned the research from independent research …

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Instagram aiming to help shoppers

Instagram has announced two updates that it claims will make shopping easier on the social-media platform. After testing ‘Shopping in Stories’ in June, the company has now rolled it out globally in 46 countries. While watching behind-the-scenes stories from brands, consumers will be able to tap on a product to …

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TIC hits back at BATA’s non-compliance claim

Tobacco Imports Company (TIC) has responded to claims by British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) that some of TIC’s brands don’t comply with the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act. In an open letter to Convenience World, TIC Director Michael Kollaras wrote: “TIC’s strict quality-control policy is and always has been in place …

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Tesco UK launches Jack’s and celebrates centenary

Tesco UK has launched Jack’s – a new brand and stores inspired by and named after Tesco founder, Jack Cohen. According to Tesco, Jack’s will bring customers great-tasting food at the lowest possible prices. The retail giant says eight out of 10 food and drink products will be grown, reared …

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ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence rebounds to 118

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence bounced 1.5 per cent last week to reach 118 – more than reversing the 1.3 per cent fall last week. Households’ perception of current financial conditions improved 3.7 per cent last week. This partially reversed the 4.8 per cent fall in the previous week. Meanwhile, …

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Woolies and Coles introduce milk levy to help farmers

Woolworths has announced a limited-edition milk range to help provide short-term relief to drought-stricken dairy farmers. Available in Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria from mid-October, the new drought relief range will offer customers additional Woolworths Full Cream and Woolworths Lite Milk varieties at $2.20 for two litres and $3.30 for …

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