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SMBs could save money through accounting automation

Many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) could save money by switching to automated accounts payable processes, says SAP Concur. SMBs are losing money, it says, because of “preventable mismanaged manual invoice practices”. These include poor accounts payable (AP) processes and accidental duplicate invoicing. These processes create unnecessary expenses around fixing …

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New partnership to shake up Aussie drinks industry

GS1 Australia and the Drinks Association have announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will drive industry-standards development and adoption to improve business and supply-chain efficiency in the drinks industry. “We’re delighted to be working with the Drinks Association for the benefit of members, many of whom have membership in …

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Coca-Cola Amatil and Hungry Jack’s extend partnership

Coca-Cola Amatil and Hungry Jack’s have extended their partnership until 2030, the companies have said. Coca-Cola Amatil’s Managing Director of Australian Beverages Peter West (right in picture) joined Hungry Jack’s Chair Jack Cowin (left) in making the announcement. “Together, we’ve served Hungry Jack’s customers the food and drinks they love …

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7-Eleven invests in ‘bottle shop in your pocket’

The 7-Eleven Group is investing in Tipple, a company that claims to be Australia’s largest on-demand alcohol-delivery start-up. Tipple says it gives customers a ‘bottle shop in your pocket’ experience, delivering in 30 minutes by partnering with local independent bottle shops. Since launching in October 2015, Tipple has grown rapidly …

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‘Sham’ junk-food marketing codes failing Aussie kids, says OPC

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has slammed the food industry for its “failure to protect children from exposure to junk-food marketing”. This is despite the introduction of self-regulated codes in 2009 that promised such protections. Released on Tuesday, the OPC’s ‘Overbranded, Underprotected’ report exposes what it calls the “systemic failures …

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