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ALNA calls for fairness from lotteries market

The Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA) is continuing to call for fairness for newsagents and for lottery suppliers to take their responsibilities and relationship with newsagents seriously. Just as ALNA has campaigned for the soon-to-be-passed amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act (meaning the banning of betting on lottery outcomes), …

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Queensland container deposit scheme “a disaster waiting to happen”

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) says the Queensland’s forthcoming container deposit scheme (CDS) appears destined for failure following the eyebrow-raising comments from the mayor of Ipswich that the council will stop recycling altogether. Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli said last week that all recycling for the city would be …

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Convenience Worldwide: SPAR UK stores roll out centralised store replenishment

SPAR UK partner James Hall & Co has, to date, supported 50 independently-owned SPAR stores with the installation of a centralised store replenishment (CSR) system, helping to efficiently and effectively manage store stock levels. This technology uses store sales and stock levels to generate accurate stock figures and forecasts – …

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Wesfarmers Limited 2018 Third Quarter Retail Sales Results

Wesfarmers Managing Director Rob Scott said the sales performance of the Group’s retail divisions was pleasing, with most businesses demonstrating improved sales momentum in the latest quarter. Wesfarmers reported improved sales momentum across Officeworks (7.2 per cent sales growth), Kmart (10.2 per cent) and Bunnings Australia and New Zealand (8.9 …

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