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Food, grocery manufacturing costs are key for June inflation

The peak industry body for Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, warns unrelenting cost pressures on the sector could drive annual inflation close to seven per cent...

Pandemic leave pay returns

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the reinstatement of the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment. In recognition of the risks associated with more infectious variants of Covid-19 through the winter period, the...

Future foodservice for thought

The importance of foodservice to the P&C channel, according to New Sunrise National Merchandise Manager Joseph Alessi, has “never been clearer or more evident” than at the peak of Covid-19. “During the pandemic,...

Australian Made Week kicks off

Australian Made Week is underway, urging shoppers and businesses to seek out and buy Australian products bearing the “trusted” green-and-gold kangaroo logo. Australian Made Week 2022 follows on from the huge success of...

Australian Made Week returns

Following the success of the first Australian Made Week in 2021, the Australian Made Campaign’s flagship event is returning next month. Taking place 6-12 June, Australian Made Week is aimed at influencing consumers’...

Woolworths reports strong third quarter growth

Woolworths Group’s Third Quarter Sales Results for the 13-week period ended 3 April 2022 were strong, says CEO Brad Banducci. But the period was not without its challenges. “High levels of Covid-related team...

Coles convenience results impacted by floods and Omicron

Coles’ convenience sales revenue was $269 million for the third quarter, according to the retailer’s latest results. This was a decrease of 2.2% on the prior corresponding period, with comparable sales decreasing by...

Retail sales remain positive in March

Australian retail sales have recorded their sixth straight month of positive year-on-year growth, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, with total retail sales up 6.9% in March compared to the same time last year. With...
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