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Aldi vs Transport Workers Union: the battle begins

Aldi has begun legal proceedings against the Transport Workers Union (TWU) that involve both worker safety and freedom of speech. The federal court case is now underway. The TWU says it “could have far-reaching consequences for anyone who wants to protest against poor workplace safety, environmental or rights abuses”. Background …

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Aussies may waste even more food than first thought

The AFCCC has warned that government estimates of food waste could be too low because they don’t factor in transport. The Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) has cautiously welcomed the federal government’s latest assessment of food waste. But it believes food losses in transport added to conventional wastage, making …

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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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Eight in ten want after-hours parcel delivery (but won’t pay for it)

Online shoppers in Australia want round-the-clock parcel delivery but don’t want to pay for it, research has found. CouriersPlease, which describes itself as a “leading parcel delivery service”, says it commissioned an independent, nationally representative panel of 1,021 Australian consumers. The goal was “to gauge the demand for after-hours or …

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Foodstuffs NZ wins funding to boost electric vehicles

Foodstuffs has been successful in the latest round of government funding that drives the expansion of electric vehicles (EV) capability. The kiwi company already hosts 48 fast-charge electric EV stations at New World and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets throughout New Zealand. It also has 28 electric delivery vans. But it will now …

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Coles to modernise supply chain, says Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has announced that Coles has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Witron Australia. Together, they’ll develop two new “automated ambient distribution centres” for Coles over a five-year period. Witron Australia is a subsidiary of Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH (Witron). Wesfarmers describes the company as “a market leader …

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Waitrose & Partners to deliver ‘inside the home’

Waitrose & Partners is set to become the UK’s first supermarket to deliver groceries to customers inside the home. And it will even put them away while the customers are out. A trial of the ‘While You’re Away’ service will test demand with 100 customers located within the delivery area …

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New software Ouvar aims to ‘transform global FMCG sector’

The creator of Ouvar claims it enables FMCG firms to control their brands’ point-of-sale (POS) inventory worldwide, “quickly and easily”. After developing it in here in Australia, the company will officially launch Ouvar at the Shop! Marketing at Retail Summit in Sydney on September 13, 2018. According to the company, …

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Toll Group to open ‘super depot’ on the Gold Coast

Toll Group has announced plans for a new multi-purpose “super depot” on the Gold Coast. The 10,250sqm depot will bring together three existing sites into one operational hub. Toll says it’s the first purpose-built integrated facility of its kind for the company. Last week, Toll Group Managing Director Michael Byrne …

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Foodstuffs North Island teams up with JDA

New Zealand’s largest retail grocery organisation is joining forces with JDA Software Inc to improve its operations. Foodstuffs North Island is partnering with JDA Software Inc to use JDA Transport Management across its business to “transport products efficiently and economically”. The grocery organisation says having a common system and standard …

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