Business News

Strong take-up as NSW launches container deposit scheme

The NSW government launched its ‘Return and Earn’ container deposit scheme (CDS) across the state this week, attracting strong participation. Within three days of launching, more than 500,000 beverage containers were returned to Return and Earn reverse-vending machines across NSW. Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton says the scheme is off to …

Read More »

Small business investment barriers identified

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has released a study into factors affecting small-to-medium-enterprise investment. Speaking at the Institute of Public Accountants national conference on the Gold Coast in Queensland last week, Ombudsman Kate Carnell said barriers to investment included access to capital, red tape and energy prices. …

Read More »

Eftpos launches on Android Pay

Almost two million eftpos-only cardholders across Australia will now be able to pay using their Android mobile devices, with ANZ and Cuscal being the first Australian financial institutions to make the service available to eftpos-only cardholders. The service will use Australia’s first domestic token service provider (TSP) for increased security, …

Read More »

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 of Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA) and holds formal qualifications in civil engineering (BEng) and business (MBA). The regular Convenience World contributor has …

Read More »

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 to be a replacement for retailers currently counting inventory with pen and paper, providing major time savings. It allows a retailer to count their inventory …

Read More »