Tag Archives: Queensland

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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Coles and Kmart to open stores at Queenland’s Yamanto Central

Coles and Kmart will take lead tenancies in Queensland’s Yamanto Central, described as a “next-generation sub-regional centre”. Yamanto is 35km from inner-city Brisbane and 5km south of the Ipswich CBD. There are already about 44,360 people living within Yamanto Central’s primary trade area. According to projections, the primary trade area …

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‘Next-generation’ Woolworths store opens in Brisbane

Woolworths has opened its first next-generation supermarket in Brisbane. The Woolworths Racecourse Village Ascot store focuses on Australian fresh food and convenient shopping. The supermarket says customers can enjoy a range of features new to Woolworths Queensland stores. These include flame-roasted chickens, seafood from a new fish market, artisan breads, …

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Queensland retailers prepare to bin the bag

There are fewer than 100 days to go before retailers across Queensland will be forced to permanently bin the plastic bag when the state-wide ban kicks in on July 1. The ban includes all single-use, lightweight shopping bags with handles and a thickness under 35 microns. National Retail Association (NRA) …

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