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Consumers to save on everyday essentials from Amazon

Amazon Australia has introduced the Subscribe and Save program. The program enables customers to sign up for scheduled repeat deliveries on products they routinely shop for. With this, comes a 10 per cent discount and free delivery. Thousands of products are now available as part of Subscribe and Save across …

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Aussie food waste fight gets helping hand

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has partnered with Woolworths and Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) to bring UK’s Mark Barthel to Australia. An expert in international sustainable food systems, Mr Barthel’s primary aim will be to develop a solution to the $20 billion food waste problem in …

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What is it like to work at the UK’s top retailers?

Working in the retail sector offers a much more positive experience than those in other sectors, finds a new report. Based on LinkedIn’s annual report of the most sought-after companies to work at in the UK, Power House Truths has curated and dissected over 210,000 employee reviews to see where …

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Amazon announces 500 new permanent jobs in Australia

Amazon will create 500 new permanent jobs in its fulfilment network over the next year, it has announced. The news comes six months after the retail giant opened its second fulfilment centre in Sydney. The first of the 500 new jobs will come up at its Dandenong South facility in …

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Use ‘sensory marketing’ to lure shoppers, says new research

Consumers want an ‘experience’ and will choose bricks and mortar over online shopping if they can, says new research. The key is to use ‘sensory marketing’. Prevailing opinion says shoppers are overwhelmingly moving to online. But a new study by Walnut Unlimited for Mood Media, ‘Elevating the Customer Experience: The …

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Smart retail: thinking inside the box

Retail has changed and it’s not about to stop changing, with smart retailers adapting their approach, writes Retail World Journalist Peter Howard. In the US, Amazon’s recent moves sent a clear message to retailers and, while the reverberations have not yet been fully felt in Australia, the stage here is …

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2018 a bumper year for global retailers – Deloitte

The world’s top 250 retailers generated US$4.53 trillion ($6.41 trillion) in revenues in FY18, up 5.7 per cent year-on-year, according to Deloitte. In addition, three retailers with a local Australian presence – Wesfarmers, Woolworths and JB Hi-Fi – remain in the top 250, after JB Hi-Fi broke through last year. …

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Aussies spending more money online than ever before

Australians are spending more money on online shopping and apps than ever before, according to a new report. ‘Digital 2019’ is a collaboration between social-media management company Hootsuite and creative agency We Are Social. It examines digital trends and social media use across 230 countries and territories, including Australia. Online …

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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 will surpass that of the US by more than $100 billion, predicts eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail and ecommerce forecast. In 2019, China’s total retail sales …

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So how was Amazon’s first year in Australia?

Amazon Australia has revealed its top-selling items from the past year – and some of the shopping trends it’s seen so far. They’re all in the ‘Amazon Australia 2018 Trends Report’. The retail titan says it’s grown its available selection fivefold since its launch Down Under. It now offers nearly …

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