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    Retail turnover rises 16.9% in May

    Australian retail turnover rose 16.9% in May 2020, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This updates the preliminary result of a 16.3% rise published on 19 June...

    Support for Least Cost Routing needed

    The Fairer Merchant Fees Alliance has welcomed the Federal Government and Reserve Bank of Australia’s strong support for the rapid introduction of a fairer...

    NRA welcomes rent relief measures

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 July 2020 The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC announcement proposing to grant authorisation for NRA members to engage in information...

    COVID-19: Retail job skills changed forever during the pandemic

    Media Release 2 July, 2020 According to Karen Edbrooke, founder of Big Girls Don’t Cry Anymore (Big Girls), the future of retail has changed forever. “We...

    Long road ahead for café owners

    Many café owners are unfortunately tipping a long road ahead to recovery, highlighting the need for additional support and in some cases, compensation. The Australian...

    The Harris Café Recovery Project

    A whopping five million Aussies say that they missed their local café more than pubs and clubs during the COVID-19 lockdown. However, 70% are...

    The Dairy Code of Conduct

    The ACCC is not only closely monitoring the introduction of the new mandatory dairy code of conduct, but is ready to take enforcement action...

    Business Insights

    Westside Petroleum penalised for underpaying staff

    Westside Petroleum and three of its management staff will pay a total of $57,000 in penalties. This comes after underpaying 22 employees a total...

    United Petroleum to face court

    The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) alleges that United Petroleum Pty Ltd (United Petroleum) has failed to produce documents when legally required to for an...

    NSW service station chain faces court

    The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has begun legal action against a “major” NSW service-station chain for allegedly underpaying 22 employees. The FWO claims underpayment of...

    New Fair Work Ombudsman appointed

    Sandra Parker has been appointed Fair Work Ombudsman for a five-year term, starting on July 15, 2018. Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace...

    Business News

    Support for Least Cost Routing needed

    The Fairer Merchant Fees Alliance has welcomed the Federal Government and Reserve Bank of Australia’s strong support for the rapid introduction of a fairer...

    NRA welcomes rent relief measures

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 July 2020 The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the ACCC announcement proposing to grant authorisation for NRA members to engage in information...

    Alibaba and Unilever join forces

    Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence “backbone” of Alibaba Group, has partnered with Unilever. The “pioneering strategic initiative” will enable Unilever to action...

    Urban Culture

    Snowy Mountains business proves to be tough Cookies

    Images via Snowy Mountains Cookies. The regional NSW company Snowy Mountains Cookies has taken a huge hit from the COVID-19 pandemic with supplier cancelling cookie...

    What consumers want most when it comes to online shopping

    The world of e-commerce has changed drastically due to COVID-19 restrictions, changing the way consumers behave and think. In order to survive these quick changes,...

    Cadbury says thank you to Generous Aussies

    The general instinct within most Aussies over the last couple of months has been to promote good and spread positivity – whether it be...

    Top 5 post-lockdown mobility trends

    With rising economic uncertainty and high unemployment rates, consumer purchasing habits have had to alter to adapt to the current climate, including modes of...
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    Convenience World 360

    Buying patterns and outlook as recovery phase begins

    Over the last couple of weeks, COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen with the country entering its ‘recovery’ phase. This is a signal for...

    2020 AIP Special Awards

    One of the key objectives of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is to recognise individuals who are making a significant contribution to the...

    Ombudsman’s recovery roadmap a beacon of hope for small businesses

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has released a comprehensive plan, recommending a suite of reforms to support small businesses...

    Coca-Cola Amatil COVID-19 trading update

    Coca-Cola Amatil Limited have released a trading update for the month of April 2020, and the first three weeks of May. “At the time of...

    Welcoming cobots into the workplace

    More than 10 years ago, collaborative robots also known as cobots were introduced – initially being sent off to innovation centres for testing and...

    Supplying data to suppliers, the Coles and IRI team

    Coles in partnership with IRI will provide suppliers with a great insight into customer needs, utilising data from more than 2500 supermarkets, Coles Express...

    Fuel News

    Weekly diesel prices

    The average price of diesel fuel in Australia rose 0.5¢ to 119.4¢ a litre nationally in the week ending 28 June, according to the...

    Weekly petrol prices

    The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia dropped 1.9¢ to 119.4¢ a litre nationally in the week ending 28 June, according to the...

    Weekly diesel prices

    The average price of diesel fuel in Australia rose 0.2¢ to 118.9¢ a litre nationally in the week ending 21 June, according to the...

    Weekly petrol prices

    The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia rose 0.6¢ to 121.3¢ a litre nationally in the week ending 21 June, according to the...