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Anyone for crickets? Sainsbury’s UK to sell edible insects

Sainsbury’s will become the first major UK supermarket to sell edible insects – or “smoky BBQ crunchy roasted crickets”, to be precise. They come in...

One in three feel bullied by a boss

One in three employees have felt bullied by a boss, according to shocking new research by Roy Morgan. And one in four have cried...

ALDI introduces domestic violence policy

ALDI has introduced a new domestic violence policy in light of the Fair Work Commission’s (FWO) decision to award some victims five days’ unpaid...

Deloitte Christmas Survey – all smiles for retailers?

Australian retailers are approaching Christmas with a strong sense of optimism, according to the latest Deloitte Christmas Survey. Now in its seventh year, key survey...

Vinnies and IGA launch Christmas bauble appeal

Vinnies and IGA hosted a BBQ in Sydney last week to celebrate the launch of the 2018 Vinnies Christmas Appeal. The launch took place at...

Wesfarmers shareholders vote for Coles demerger

Wesfarmers shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to demerge Coles into a $20 billion standalone business. The decision means Coles should debut on the ASX next...

Product of the Year: healthy and gluten free on the rise

Healthy and allergy-free alternatives have won an unprecedented 10 of the 50 Product of the Year 2019 (POY) categories this year. About 14,000 Australian consumers...

Supermarkets taking alcohol market share from hotel bottle shops

Supermarkets are continuing to tighten their grip on the alcohol retail sector, according to the latest data from Roy Morgan. The trend continued apace over...

Woolworths Group to sell petrol business to EG Group

Woolworths Group has entered into a binding agreement to sell its 540 Woolworths-owned fuel-convenience sites to EG Group for $1.725 billion. EG Group describes itself...

Daliah, 8, persuades Kellogg’s to change ‘sexist’ cereal boxes

A Canberra girl has won an apology from Kellogg’s over the boys-only images on its Nutri-Grain cereal boxes. The food giant has since promised to...

Ombudsman welcomes $5bn drought fund for farmers

Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the new $5 billion Future Drought Fund. The fund will help farmers prepare for future...

Woolworths’ super new plan for parental leave

Woolworths Group says it has become the first Australian retailer to introduce superannuation contributions for 12 months of parental leave. The move is part of...
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