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Retailers would welcome nationwide plastic bag ban

The NRA has welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s proposal to implement a single-use plastic bag ban nationwide from 2021. National Retail Association Manager of Industry...

AUSVEG slams ‘radical’ vegan activists

AUSVEG has expressed solidarity with Australian farmers and condemned “radical” vegan activists and following direct action in Melbourne and elsewhere. The peak industry body says...

Veganism threatens local demand for Aussie meat and dairy

Booming veganism and rising meat prices are a growing threat to the domestic meat and dairy industries, says IBISWorld. According to the industry research company,...

Woolies offers Brisbane shoppers delivery in under two hours

Several Woolworths stores in Brisbane are now offering grocery deliveries in under two hours. Thanks to the Delivery Now service, customers living in the suburbs...

Woolworths and Aldi grew grocery market share in 2018

Woolworths has extended its lead as Australia’s top grocery retailer after increasing its share of Australia’s total grocery market. Its share is now 34 per...

Budget boom: Aussie retailers enjoy 24-hour surge

Retail enjoyed a boom 24 hours following key announcements in the federal budget, says the National Retail Association (NRA). The NRA also says Australian Bureau...

Sugary drinks linked to premature death

Drinking sugary drinks, or sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), heightens the risk of premature death, according to new research from Harvard University. According to the study, led...

Almost a third of global seafood labelling is wrong

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) says nearly a third of all seafood labelling worldwide is wrong. Some of the mislabelling is deliberate fraud, says the...

Woolies sells fuel network, scales down BIG W

Woolworths has completed the sale of its petrol business to EG Group and will return the proceeds via a buyback. The buyback will be off...

Woolies to fund new generation of ‘environmental champions’

Woolworths says its Junior Landcare Grants program will help fund environmental initiatives in hundreds of schools across Australia. The supermarket will give 538 schools up...

Just one in ten Aussies always grocery shops online

Despite the long-predicted death of bricks-and-mortar shopping, online grocery shopping is a category that’s proving stubbornly resistant. This is the standout finding of new research...

Spread bet – butter winning out against margarine

Aussies are increasingly choosing butter over margarine, while other spreads, including butter-blend and dairy spreads, are also increasing in popularity. This is one of the...
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