Food South Australia turns ten (and a bit)

Food South Australia turned 10 last October but Covid-19 put the party on hold for the industry peak body, says CEO Catherine Sayer. “We wanted...

Always Discreet donations for ‘invisible’ health concern

Always Discreet and Brand Ambassador Michelle Bridges are currently working with Share the Dignity to raise awareness for invisible bladder leaks. It’s an ‘unspoken health...

Shopper Media expands to more ISPT shopping centres

Out-of-home media company Shopper Media has expanded its partnership with ISPT that will see it install 230 screens across a portfolio of 28 shopping...

Brownes Dairy appoints first female CEO in 135-year history

Brownes Dairy has appointed Natalie Sarich-Dayton as its new CEO. Ms Sarich-Dayton becomes the first female CEO to lead the Western Australian company in its...

Beyond Burger now at Woolworths

Beyond Meat’s flagship product, the Beyond Burger, is now available across most Woolworths stores. The launch, says the plant-based meat company, responds to local...

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Keeping liquor customers satisfied

The latest customer satisfaction rankings from Canstar Blue and Roy Morgan Research reveal low-price liquor retailers are leading the way to satisfaction. First Choice for satisfaction First Choice Liquor Market was been named Australia’s...

Meru Miso savours award wins

Local artisan miso maker and fermentation specialist, Meru Miso has taken home four awards at the 2021 Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards in the classes of Savoury Preserves – Marinades and Fermented...

Demand for casuals increases

Almost 70% of casual workers surveyed by Humanforce report that in 2021 their work shifts have returned to or exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Only 27% of the casual workers surveyed report they are...

Plastic woes

Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues facing the planet. “Breaking the Plastic Wave,” a global analysis using first-of-its kind modelling, has found the volume of plastic on the market...

Putting the win in winter beverages

Summer is often deemed to be the season for beverages, but this doesn’t mean the rest of the year can’t be a success. With the cooler months upon us, Retail World has put...

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Demand for casuals increases

Almost 70% of casual workers surveyed by Humanforce report that in 2021 their work shifts have returned to or exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Only 27%...

Consumer-led economic recovery

As household confidence rises, consumer spending is expected to grow specifically during 2021-22. However, it’s said that retailers will have to compete for consumers’ dollars...

Practices businesses should keep post Covid

Organisations everywhere have had to rethink and re-strategize business plans due to Covid-19. “In Australia, the mass adoption of remote working saw companies increase investment...

‘2021 State of Retail Marketing’ industry survey now live

Shop! ANZ is calling on shopper and retail marketing professionals from all retail-related disciplines to participate in the first ANZ shopper and retail marketing...

Vic support package offers relief, but not enough

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is welcoming the Victorian Government’s support package; however, it doesn’t come without concern. While the $250.7 million business support package...

Microsoft and Zip offer new BNPL service

Microsoft Store has announced a partnership with buy now pay later (BNPL) company Zip Co, to offer instalment payment plans for the first time. Launched...

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Virtual experiences help drive online purchases

Despite the spike in online shopping behaviour due to Covid-19, Australians still prefer to shop in bricks and mortar stores, according to new research...

Leaving enough on the table…

Business as normal, that’s how I started the week. I hate end of year, juggling financial reconciliations as well as doing business. Overlay this...

All retailers should have mobile wallets on their minds

In Australia, digital commerce continues to grow at a rapid pace and retailers are making the shift to digital to keep up with strong...

Ensuring optimum performance of espresso machines

The number-one cause of espresso machines breaking down is lack of basic maintenance. The 5000th shot you brew should be as good as the...

Logistics leaders must drive sustainability of the industry, as freight volumes continue to grow rapidly

The boom in online shopping has put increased demand on the logistics industry, resulting in continued growth in road and air freight. By SAI Global...

What is a CDP and does your business need one?

While customer relationship management systems have long been a staple tool for retailers, customer data platforms are becoming increasingly popular. By Validity Inc Vice President...

What’s on at foodpro 2021

Hosted this year at Sydney Showground, foodpro promises to reunite and reconnect the industry, featuring a show floor of Australia’s top suppliers in food...

Negotiation in the digital age: getting the (virtual) upper hand

Mastering the art of negotiation is a daunting prospect, even at the best of times. By Innovate Learn Managing Director Hazel Stewart.  The Covid-19 pandemic and...

Rethink packaging design: use less, use longer and use again

As natural resources rapidly diminish, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions worsen, oceans and waterways fill up with packaging waste, and integral ecosystems become irreparably...

Getting the foundations right

Product master data is critical for the retail supply chain. It’s up to all stakeholders to ensure their data is current and maintained correctly. By...

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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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