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Casual employees in retail predominantly disengaged

More than half of casual employees in retail feel disengaged at work. This is according to a survey conducted by Humanforce, a Sydney-based global provider of workforce management solutions, which found that Australian retailers could do more to engage their casual workforces. The survey revealed that only 42 per cent of …

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Sustainability in FMCG

In 2019, definitions of sustainability have expanded beyond the three pillars of economic, environment and social wellbeing, writes IRI Senior Associate Consultant Lucas An and Associate Consultant Sheena Rochiramani. Its true meaning now lies in the combination of environmental protection and economic growth. Consumers from around the world follow a …

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Heavenly offerings from Halo Top

Two new dairy-free offerings and a limited-edition seasonal flavour will be hitting Woolworths freezer aisles across the nation in November, as Halo Top Creamery unveils its latest additions. Halo Top’s latest tubs sure to tantalise the taste buds include Dairy-Free Mint Fudge Cookie and Dairy-Free Chocolate Hazelnut. One for the …

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Nightmare before Christmas is hallowed treat

Australians will spend an estimated $159 million today on chocolate and other confectionery products as Halloween grows in popularity down under, according to research released by Mars Wrigley Australia. When it comes to confectionery spend, the average works out to be $21.89. One-third of celebrators spend between $15 to $30 …

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Woolworths Group says sorry for underpaying staff

A review has found that 5,700 salaried store team members under Woolworths Group were not being paid in full. Woolworths has admitted to underpaying its workers up to $300 million. The review began earlier this year by the Woolworths Group. Findings showed that pay was not in full compliance with the …

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Woolies’ eye on Loop in war to reduce waste

Woolworths eco products

Woolworths and its shoppers will soon have the eco advantage of having containers and bottles returned to store for cleaning and refilling under a new partnership announced yesterday. The project, called Loop, will see the supermarket giant work in partnership with TerraCycle in its quest to eliminate plastic packaging in …

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Coles delivers a ‘positive set of results’ in first quarter

Coles Group’s FY20 first quarter sales revenue increased by 1.8 per cent to $8.7 billion, according to the retailer’s latest results. “The refreshed strategy we set out to win in our second century has helped us to deliver a positive set of results for our first quarter,” Coles Group CEO …

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Supporting disability with Wallara Logistics

Wallara Logistics is a third-party logistics company with a difference. Based in south-east Melbourne, the non-profit hires people with different abilities to provide market-leading logistics and value-added service. Thousands of its packaged products are delivered to Woolworths and Coles shelves across Australia. What the company means to its employees Con Kelly (pictured) …

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Aussie first: Aldi joins Ocean Disclosure Project

Aldi has revealed that it is the first Australian supermarket to join the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP). The project means that Aldi will voluntarily disclose where its seafood products are sourced from. “Our commitments mean that all of the fish and seafood sold at Aldi will be recognised by an …

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FWO recovers record figure for underpaid employees

Fair Work Inspectors have recovered more than $40 million for 18,000 underpaid employees during 2018-19, finds the Fair Work Ombudsman’s (FWO) latest Annual Report. This is claimed to be the highest total recoveries figure in the regulator’s history. In 2018-19, the FWO also says: It resolved more than 29,000 workplace …

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