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Number of Aussies using digital payment hits 14.5 million

Most Australians are now using digital payment, according to new research from Roy Morgan. This research unveils that more than 14.5 million Australians aged 14 and older (71.7 per cent) use digital payment in a 12-month period. “The way in which we make payments is evolving quickly,” Roy Morgan CEO …

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Retail associations slam FWC annual wage decision

National retailers and retail associations have reacted angrily to the recent decision by the Fair Work Commission to increase the minimum wage by 3.5 per cent. The decision, announced on June 1, 2018, has led to national associations and retailers reporting that the increase, effective from July 1, will stifle …

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Retail executives put weight behind Total Loss conference

More than 150 like-minded retail prevention individuals have come together recently to discuss current issues with Australasian retail shrinkage. The Profit Protection Future Forum: Total Retail Loss conferences were held in Melbourne and Sydney and workshops were led by Professor Adrian Beck to shed light on how grocers could gain …

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Summertime favourite makes a comeback

Streets Ice Cream has added another iconic Paddle Pop flavour to join its blast-from-the-past line-up with the re-release of what it describes as the “all-time favourite”, Vanilla Paddle Pop, exclusively at Woolworths stores for a limited time. Streets says that, hot on the heels of Bionic Bubble Gum returning to …

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Research shows Australian retailers completely unprepared for Amazon

Digital marketing agency, DataSauce, has released the results from a recent survey that shows the vast majority of Australian retailers are completely unprepared for retail juggernaut Amazon’s arrival in Australia. DataSauce says that Amazon is the world’s biggest retailer and it is currently preparing to take the Australian market by …

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INS to put grocery shopping on blockchain

The founders of Instamart have established a new global project called INS and plan to build a decentralised grocery shopping ecosystem based on blockchain technology. The new project has already declared a non-binding MOU with Unilever and plans to raise US$60 million. According to Persistant Market Research, the global grocery …

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New Woolworths opens in Sydney with no single-use plastic bags

Woolworths has opened a new store in Sydney’s Beecroft, the first full-line supermarket in NSW to be single-use-plastic-bag free. The initiative at the store, in Sydney’s north-west, is in line with Woolworths’ commitment to offer no single-use plastic bags in any of its stores by June 30, 2018. “We know …

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Westpac results positive for SMEs

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute SME Index results show business confidence rose by 3.2 per cent in the third quarter of the year. Westpac says the Index, which examines the economic health of Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) shifted above the 100-neutral mark for the first time in the year, …

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Retail industry’s most in demand skills

Expert360 has identified the top three most in demand skills within the retail industry. Expert360, an online platform that connects businesses with a global network of independent consultants, analysed more than 500 project postings since January 1 from Australian corporates with more than $500 million in annual revenue, and results …

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