Tag Archives: Queensland

Woolworths starts work on Townsville DC expansion

Woolworths and Queensland builder Spaceframe have turned the first sod on a $12 million expansion of the existing Townsville Regional Distribution Centre (TRDC) to improve stock availability for North Queensland customers year-round. Upon completion, the site will more than double its footprint to 10,000sqm. Woolworths says this will make it the largest …

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IGA celebrates women in business

The inaugural Women in Business event was hosted by Metcash Food and Grocery in October. Held at Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton in south east Queensland, the event gathered more than 80 IGA QNN retailers, suppliers and the Metcash Queensland team to connect, learn and network. Inspirational speakers Guest speakers …

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Woolies responds generously to bushfire appeal

The Salvation Army has launched a disaster appeal to raise $3 million to support communities affected by the devastating bushfires in NSW and Queensland. The Bushfire Disaster Appeal will position Salvos to move beyond the current support of evacuees and emergency personnel and into sustained effort required through the recovery …

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Metcash to continue supplying Drakes in Qld

Metcash has reached an agreement with Drakes Supermarkets to supply its stores in Queensland for another five years. The announcement comes after the expiry of its existing supply agreement on June 2, 2019. According to the Financial Review, the agreement means Metcash is “removing a major threat to its revenue …

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Ombudsman welcomes faster payments to Qld SMEs

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Queensland government’s commitment to faster payment terms for small businesses. Ms Carnell has also urged other states and territories to follow suit, after expressing disappointment that it took so long. “A reduction in invoice payment times from 30 days to 20 days is to …

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Woolies offers Brisbane shoppers delivery in under two hours

Several Woolworths stores in Brisbane are now offering grocery deliveries in under two hours. Thanks to the Delivery Now service, customers living in the suburbs surrounding Woolworths stores in Ascot, Ashgrove, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Paddington and Spring Hill can order up to 30 handpicked items from a range of more …

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IGA donates $100,000 to support Townsville flood victims

IGA has partnered with national not-for-profit GIVIT to help support people affected by the recent floods in Townsville, Queensland. Through the partnership, IGA will supply $100,000 in IGA shopping vouchers to families in affected areas. “North Queensland is the food hub of our state and a vital part of our …

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‘Major refurbishment’ for Wilsonton Shopping Centre in Qld

Consolidated Properties Group (headed up by CEO Don O’Rorke, pictured) and CVS Lane Capital Partners have begun a major refurbishment and leasing program for Wilsonton Shopping Centre. The centre, which they acquired in July, is in Toowoomba, Queensland, about 125km west of Brisbane. The centre is 18,500sqm in size. The …

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Sabotaged strawberries recalled across East Coast

Punnets of strawberries sabotaged with sewing needles have been recalled to protect consumers after a Queensland man was hospitalised. The affected brands are Berry Obsession and Berrylicious strawberries bought in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. The recall was issued yesterday. ‘Swallows half a sewing needle’ Queenslander Hoani Hearne, 21, found a …

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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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