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    NSW government promises to help CDS-affected businesses

    After months of government lobbying, MGA says it has persuaded the NSW government to save the livelihoods of many NSW retailers. Following the new NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), MGA says shoppers of packaged beverages...

    NSW government promises to help CDS-affected businesses

    After months of government lobbying, MGA says it has persuaded the NSW government to save the livelihoods of many NSW retailers. Following the new NSW...

    Australians want e-cigarettes legalised

    Sixty-one per cent of Australians support the government making e-cigarettes and other smoking alternatives available alongside cigarettes in retail. The poll, carried out by Crosby...

    How to futureproof your business

    Customers are keeping Australia’s FMCG and retail sectors focused on how best to dazzle, capture, and retain their business over a lifetime – and...

    FWO stings 7-Eleven outlet for $192,780

    The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has secured almost $200,000 in penalties against the operators of a 7-Eleven outlet in Brisbane for short-changing overseas workers – then...

    AACS Women in Convenience Industry Awards

    Once again, the AACS Women in Convenience Industry Awards are fast approaching so it’s time to get those nominations in. These awards recognise the significant...

    US study reveals road-trip habits

    What people eat, how they spend their time and where they stop on road trips are among findings of a new 'Summer Drive Study'...

    Business Insights

    ACAPMA CEO joins COSBOA board

    The Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) board elected a new Chair, Mark McKenzie, during its 2017 AGM this week. Mr McKenzie is the CEO...

    Top 10 Aussie franchises revealed

    Healthy fast-food retailer Soul Origin has been recognised as the fifth best overall franchise in the country at this year’s Topfranchise Awards. In just six...

    Vend announces free inventory-scanning app

    Retail POS provider Vend has designed a stand-alone mobile app that turns any iOS device into a mobile scanning supertool. Scanner by Vend is designed...

    Getting engagement documents right

    Ensuring the conditions of employment and the expectations of the business are clearly and appropriately expressed is an important area of employment compliance, yet...

    Industry Updates

    Watch this ultra-hypnotic supercomputer simulation of galaxies feasting

    Last week, news broke that James Dean will star in a new movie-64 years after his death. A production company called Magic...

    Lights that warn planes of obstacles were exposed to Open Internet

    Last week, news broke that James Dean will star in a new movie-64 years after his death. A production company called Magic...

    Artists used deepfake tech to tell alternate moon landing history

    Last week, news broke that James Dean will star in a new movie-64 years after his death. A production company called Magic...

    Urban Culture

    These striking photos capture the future of human flight

    Last week, news broke that James Dean will star in a new movie-64 years after his death. A production company called Magic...

    ‘Heathers’ is still the best dark comedy about high school hell

    Last week, news broke that James Dean will star in a new movie-64 years after his death. A production company called Magic...

    What ‘Blade Runner’ got right and wrong about 2019

    Last week, news broke that James Dean will star in a new movie-64 years after his death. A production company called Magic...

    Practicing gratitude regularly can make you less stressed and sleep better

    Last week, news broke that James Dean will star in a new movie-64 years after his death. A production company called Magic...
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    Events

    The biggest health show in the country – naturally

    Naturally Good, claimed to be the largest expo for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the southern hemisphere, is returning to Sydney at the...

    Workshop on privacy and cyber security in fuel retail

    ACAPMA has teamed up with partners Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers to launch breakfast meetings to be held this month...

    Accredited Distributors trade show and cocktail party

    The Accredited Distributors group held its annual trade show last Friday, timed to tie in with The Distributors’ biannual conference. After the trade show, guests...

    Business News

    Spotlight to fall on small-business energy pressures

    Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed a focus on the complex ways Australian small firms do business with energy retailers. In a statement Ms Carnell said,...

    Number of Aussies using digital payment hits 14.5 million

    Most Australians are now using digital payment, according to new research from Roy Morgan. This research unveils that more than 14.5 million Australians aged 14...

    A bright future for franchising?

    The outlook for the future of franchising is not as bleak as many claim, with growth projected for service-based franchises, according to IBISWorld. The market-research...

    FWO guide to aid franchisor compliance

    To help prevent exploitation of vulnerable workers, the Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a new resource to assist franchisors in promoting workplace compliance. Fair Work...

    Single-touch payroll to kick off next month

    From next month, many employers will start reporting to the ATO in real time from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. Known...

    Unpaid super nears $6 billion

    Industry Super Australia (ISA) is urging the government to improve proposed laws addressing unpaid superannuation. ISA Public Affairs Director Matt Linden says about three million...

    Fuel News

    Weekly petrol prices

    The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia rose to 136.4¢ a litre nationally in the week ending October 29, according to the Australian...

    Weekly petrol prices

    The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia remained at 130.5¢ a litre nationally in the week ending October 8, according to the Australian...

    Lack of competition driving high Brisbane petrol prices

    The ACCC has released the findings of its study into the Brisbane petrol market, which shows a lack of competition is causing Brisbane motorists...

    Household fuel spend lowest in 30 years

    All of us will be all too familiar with the periodic debate about petrol prices. This debate is often prosecuted by politicians and motoring associations...

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