Tag Archives: Master Grocers Australia

‘Follow the process, Kaufland!’

Ritchies CEO Fred Harrison has expressed his dismay at German supermarket giant Kaufland and backed up recent claims made by Master Grocers Australia (MGA), saying the Schwarz Group owned business is getting favourable treatment by the Victorian government in their planning applications. MGA has said that local Melbourne retailers are …

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Is Kaufland using LinkedIn to poach Aldi’s finest?

An Aldi employee has contacted Retail World claiming Kaufland got in touch with them on LinkedIn about a job move. The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, says Kaufland’s approach began with a LinkedIn request. It was followed by a link to a Kaufland job advert. The advert left the …

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Kaufland picks Melbourne for Australian distribution centre

Kaufland, one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, will open its first Australian distribution centre at Merrifield Business Park, Melbourne. The business park is in the suburb of Mickleham, about 30km north of Melbourne’s CBD. Kaufland has bought a large 28-hectare site in the brand-new “masterplanned” community. It says it …

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Small businesses can now ‘stand up’ to big business – MGA

Master Grocers Australia (MGA) has welcomed the government’s decision to allow easier access to justice for small businesses. According to MGA, the ‘Small Business Access to Justice’ policy aims to help small businesses bring cases of anti-competitive behaviour to court. It does so by allowing requests for a ‘no adverse costs order’ …

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MGA praises government for double dipping regulation

Master Grocers Australia (MGA) has praised Minister Kelly O’Dwyer for taking “prompt action” in stopping double dipping for casual employees. In 2018, a federal court decided a casual worker employed on a regular basis could claim annual and sick leave. The employer had therefore breached the Fair Work Act, the …

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MGA welcomes bringing forward of SME tax cuts

Master Grocers Australia (MGA) has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to bring forward tax cuts for SMEs. These include small-to-medium-sized supermarkets, liquor stores and hardware outlets. CEO of MGA Jos de Bruin said: “Our members are facing cost increases at a rate never seen before. Bringing forward a reduction …

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MGA welcomes new state government in SA

Master Grocers Australia (MGA) has welcomed the new Liberal government in South Australia, following the party’s 16 years in opposition. “The new government has a great opportunity to champion the needs of hundreds of small businesses in South Australia,” MGA CEO Jos de Bruin said. “Many MGA members who are …

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Government steps up fight against illicit tobacco

The first of two bills aimed at closing down the illicit-tobacco market was introduced into parliament last week. The bill will see maximum penalties for excise offences increase to 10 years’ imprisonment and the potential for heavy fines for convictions in relation to offences involving commercial quantities of illicit tobacco …

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Retailers welcome new era in competition law

The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill passed parliament this week, following the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2017, which was passed in August. The Competition Policy Review legislation contains a broad range of amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 in areas …

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Industry groups welcome penalty rates decision

Master Grocers Australia, Australian Retailers Association, National Retail Association and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman strongly support today’s Federal Court verdict in upholding the Fair Work Commission’s penalty-rates decision to reduce Sunday and public-holiday penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010. Master Grocers Australia (MGA) …

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