Tag Archives: Western Australia

Perth gets longer trading hours for public holidays

Metropolitan Perth will get longer trading hours on both WA Day and the Queen’s birthday in a boost to retailers. The WA government has approved an extra four hours of trading for general retail shops on both public holidays. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will …

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Competition drives down supermarket prices in WA

The establishment of international supermarkets chains in Western Australia has caused fresh fruit and veg prices in supermarkets to drop by the greatest margin across the country, according to the ‘Bankwest Future of Business: Focus on Supermarkets’ report. The report shows Perth has the country’s lowest CPI for food and …

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MGA cautions against deregulation of WA trading hours

Western Australia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Chief Economist Rick Newnham claims WA has the most restrictive retail trading hours in the nation, but MGA Independent Retailers warns that deregulation of trading hours will have a serious impact on the viability of small businesses throughout the state. Mr Newnham’s …

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Industry opposes proposed WA liquor restrictions

Liquor restrictions proposed by the Western Australia state government have been criticised as anti-competitive and likely to stifle employment. The state government has proposed restricting liquor stores to less than 400sqm and restricting developments based on the proximity of other stores. The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) claims to understand the …

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Coles donates truckload of fresh produce to SecondBite in WA

Coles has donated an entire truckload of fresh produce to SecondBite in Western Australia after flooding prevented the load being delivered to the Broome and Kununurra stores. The donation included 300kg of bananas, 240 punnets of strawberries, 85kg of truss tomatoes, 80kg of nectarines and 90 iceberg lettuces. Other produce …

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WA retailers prepare for plastic bag ban

Western Australia is joining Queensland retailers in ‘banning the bag’ on July 1, bringing the states in line with South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT, which already have plastic-bag bans in place. WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson says 84 per cent of Western Australians support a ban …

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Western Australia retailer wins $5,000

Brett Turner of SUPA IGA Belmont in Western Australia has won $5,000 in the final stages of Snack Brands Australia’s ‘Cash in Your Chips’ independent retailer program. More than 1,100 retailers entered the program, which encouraged qualified retailers to place package orders of The Natural Chip Company. Entrants had a …

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