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    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...

    Contactless payment gains momentum

    Data from the Roy Morgan Digital Payments Report shows a sharp increase in use of non-bank contactless mobile payment services compared to a year ago. According to...

    Caltex unveils new Ampol logo

    Caltex Australia is making moves towards its revitalisation as Ampol, with the unveiling of the new Ampol logo. “Trusted and high-quality products, a commitment to...

    Strikeforce welcomes new Chair

    Media Release “Strikeforce, the leading field sales, merchandising and shopper marketing solutions agency, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Craig Hart to...

    AACS releases 2019 State of the Industry Report

    The 2019 ‘AACS State of the Industry Report’ was launched on Wednesday morning. It reveals that the Australian convenience industry achieved “solid growth” of 2.1%...

    The very bad, and some good, from COVID-19

    Media Release The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing the global economic landscape and causing severe disruption to Australian small businesses, ACCC Chair Rod Sims said...

    Eyes on the franchise sector

    Franchising in Australia features around 1,100 franchise brands across 79,000 outlets and employs nearly half a million Australians (Griffith University, Franchising Australia Survey, 2016,...

    Small businesses urged to apply quickly for JobKeeper

    There are reports that many small businesses may not be applying for the JobKeeper payment because they can’t pay staff by 30 April. The Australian...

    7-Eleven granted authorisation to alter trading hours

    Due to reduced customer demand, 7-Eleven and its franchisees have been granted conditional interim authorisation to discuss potential temporary store closures, or reduced trading...

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    Ferrero’s Cool Tic Tac® X-Freeze Launches in Australia

    Media Release 1 June, 2020 Ferrero has today marked the Australian launch of its latest innovation in the Tic Tac® range - Tic Tac® X-Freeze -...

    SMC’s Virtual Approach to Futureproofing Businesses

    Media Release May 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic taught us to become more resourceful and to maximise what we already have. We saw prominent FMCG manufacturers repurposing...

    All in for online shopping

    Aussies have quickly adapted to shopping online during the COVID-19 lockdown. As we were told to stay at home e-commerce, unsurprisingly boomed. During the pandemic,...

    Weekly diesel prices

    The average price of diesel fuel in Australia dropped 0.6¢ to 119.0¢ a litre nationally in the week ending May 24, according to the...