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December sales data divides commentators

‘Reputable trade’ or ‘dismal run’? The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) was bullish about the December trade figures, but others struck a more downbeat tone. Responding to...

Coles wins ‘Best Supermarket’ at MSC Wave of Change Awards

Coles won the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Oceania Sustainable Seafood Supermarket of the Year Award for the third year running. John West, IKEA and Taronga...

Drakes helps Can:Do 4Kids celebrate 145th birthday

Drakes Supermarkets and Vili’s Family Bakery are helping South Australia’s oldest children’s charity Can:Do 4Kids celebrate 145 years. Vili’s Family Bakery is custom-making celebratory ‘Cookies...

Uber Eats to deliver from Coles

Customers with the Uber Eats app can now order ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat meals from Coles, Uber has announced. Beginning this week, the offer will –...

UK’s Waitrose aiming to eradicate black plastic

UK supermarket chain Waitrose says it has hit its target to remove black plastic from hundreds of products. The supermarket’s overall aim is to eradicate...

Bagging a bargain ‘more exciting than sex’

Almost one in four Aussie shoppers say finding a bargain is more exciting than sex, according to new research. Online retailer containerdoor.com.au commissioned the survey...

China poised to topple US as world’s leading retail market

China will overtake the US in retail sales in 2019, driven by booming ecommerce, according to new data. In fact, China’s retail sales this year...

One in five retail workers feels ‘financially stressed’

A new report from financial services company AMP has found the retail industry to be among Australia’s most financially stressed. According to its Financial Wellness...

AFGC and ASN Media to launch online news program

The AFGC and ASN Media are collaborating on an online news program about the Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry. The AFGC says the ‘Sustaining...

Will Australia turn the tide on food waste in 2019?

Food waste is a crisis for Australians, who throw away a shocking 3.1 million tonnes of edible food each year. But new research offers...

Dubai gets its first SPAR Supermarket

SPAR UAE has celebrated the opening of its first supermarket in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) most populous city. This takes the total number...

How small businesses should plan for Australia Day

Employsure Senior Employment Relations Adviser Jonathan Wilson offers some pointers for small businesses as Australia Day approaches. Mr Wilson says the biggest issue they face...
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