Life Instyle retail trade event returns to Sydney

Australia’s retailer trade show Life InStyle is back in Sydney the “first major retail trade event back since the pandemic.” Taking place at the...

Pandemic leading to more sustainable behaviour

New research from Mastercard reveals a “boom” in personal climate action, as consumer attitudes toward the environment evolve as a direct result of Covid-19. This,...

Super Fresh to become the largest fresh food precinct in Melbourne’s South East

Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre is set to undergo renovations in April 2021, with the introduction of its brand new Super Fresh precinct. Located in...

Consumer goods in crisis

Around 48% of Australian consumers admit that their shopping habits have changed since the pandemic, according to a new report. YouGov’s ‘International FMCG/CPG report 2021:...

Tim Tam asks Aussies to vote for new flavour!

Last year, Double Choc Caramel took out top spot in the Arnott’s Tim Tam competition, where Aussies got to vote for which flavour, they...

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Taco Bell to open at Sydney’s Green Square

Taco Bell’s newest Australian restaurant outlet is set to open in the inner suburbs of Sydney at Green Square’s stunning residential and retail precinct Infinity by Crown Group, set directly above Green...

Coca-Cola Amatil joins global renewable energy initiative

Coca-Cola Amatil has joined the global RE100 renewable energy initiative. The company has committed to power its entire operations, spanning six countries, with 100% renewable electricity by 2030 (by 2025 in Australia and...

Coles Liquor launches biggest price drops

Coles Liquor launched its biggest ever ‘Price Drop’ campaign, reducing the price on hundreds of beers, wines and spirits at Liquorland and First Choice stores. Customers can save on a range of top...

Subscription service offers ‘farmer friendly’ meat box

Our Cow has released what is promoted as Australia’s first 100% “farmer friendly”, customisable monthly meat box subscription. Launched last week, the Exclusive Eaters Club offers subscribers 100% grass fed, organic and free-range...

Woolworths launches Australian-made paper bags

Woolworths is now offering its customers in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia a locally-made paper carry bag as it progressively onshores manufacturing in support of local industry and jobs. Woolworths has partnered with...

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Retail sales set to soften

Retail sales saw an increase of 9.1% through the year to February, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). However, sales are expected to soften...

AVEVA & OSIsoft to accelerate digital transformations

AVEVA and OSIsoft are joining forces to meet expanding information management needs of industrial companies, and to accelerate their digital transformations. The partnership will bring...

Cheers to strong online alcohol sales

New data from Roy Morgan shows online purchases of packaged alcohol rose “quickly” during the early and middle parts of 2020 before declining “gently”...

Gaps between women & men in the workplace

On 8 March, we put out trays of sandwiches, handed out coffees and teas, and talked about the achievements of women. International Women’s Day (IWD)...

Mental health service for small business owners

A new, tailored mental health support service has been created to connect with small business owners undergoing stress. The service can be reached by visiting...

Will the ‘gold rush’ for retailers continue?

When travel services became limited across the globe, consumers redirected their spend on retail goods, causing a ‘gold rush’ for many retailers. According to statistics...

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Grocery adapts with digital and online services

During the outbreak of Covid-19, the speed at which companies were forced to evolve their digital plans and capabilities was without precedence. By Ritchies CEO...

Measured plastic phase-out beats a short sharp shock

As society continues to move away from plastic, ensuring a smooth transition for business and the wider public is essential, which is why the...

Paying attention in a cashless and mobile society

With drastic shifts in consumer behaviour, technology advances and the emergence of new payment methods, retailers offering flexibility and mobility in transactions will gain...

Ever wondered where your online return items go?

Items that are delivered to customers and returned because they’re just not quite right cannot be put straight back into inventory. By NP Fulfilment Business...

Shop! Awards 2020 a nod to design ingenuity

Strong industrial design principles were the standout at the Shop! ANZ 2020 Retail Marketing Awards, with this year’s winners combining ingenuity, design flair, and...

GS1 celebrates 50 years of digitalisation in commerce

Calls for collaboration towards next generation barcodes. The GTIN – the number behind the barcode – was developed 50 years ago and transformed the global...

2021 will be the year of the switch

Lyndall Spooner, founder and Director of leading strategic research agency Fifth Dimension, believes that 2021 will be the year of the switch. With consumers walking...

Holistic approach to growing your coffee business

All businesses are looking at how they can stand out from the crowd. It’s no different in the coffee industry. By WKSHOP Marketing Director Nicole...

Is sprouted the new improve organic?

So, what is sprouted? For centuries, people have understood that soaking and sprouting grains, seeds and beans was a necessity for consumption. This collective...

AVEVA & OSIsoft to accelerate digital transformations

AVEVA and OSIsoft are joining forces to meet expanding information management needs of industrial companies, and to accelerate their digital transformations. The partnership will bring...

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Industries most impacted by COVID-19

In mid-March over 60% of Australian businesses report being affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus. This is up from a massive 45% points from a month...

The Natural Confectionery Co. launches vegan-friendly lollies

The Natural Confectionery Co. is adding its brand-new vegan-friendly product to its popular confectionery range this August. Renowned for its “no artificial colours” and “no...

Spotlight on Australia’s supermarkets and grocery industry

By Jessica Mudditt. IBISWorld’s ‘Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia’ report describes Australia’s supermarket and grocery industry as “fiercely competitive” and highly concentrated. ALDI’s rapid...

Showbags Bonanza Sale at IGA

Bensons Showbags are now available on the shelves of over 200 selected IGA stores throughout Queensland and Northern NSW. The Showbags Bonanza Sale is available...

The bakery behind ALDI’s own brand

As ALDI expands into new Australian markets, the retailer is forging new partnerships with suppliers that can meet the high standards of its exclusive...

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