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Big Problems in Breaking Majors

Business groups say the Greens’ plan to break up major supermarket chains found to be abusing their market power would have a “chilling effect” on


US E-Commerce Jumps 2.4%

Online U.S. grocery sales totalled $9.1 billion in December, up 2.4% from $8.9 billion in the year- earlier period, according


Walmart Shares Solutions

Walmart has entered into a partnership with software firm Salesforce to provide other retailers with access to leading technologies and


Majors Set Price Locks

Supermarket giants Coles and Woolies will drop the price of hundreds of popular grocery products until after Easter in a


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the retail industry in Australia and across the world. Retailers are using AI to improve customer experiences, optimize their supply

Walmart to Monetise Technology

Under this initiative, Walmart will aim to monetise the technologies it has developed over the last few years to support its digital transformation and moves

Coles Health Food Overhaul

Coles is changing the way Australians shop for health food at the supermarket, in a move that will make healthier options more accessible in all

McDonalds Requires Vaccination in Office

McDonald’s Corp will require its U.S.-based office workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and will delay a return of employees to its offices until

Deliveroo Doubles Deliveries

Food delivery company Deliveroo (ROO.L) said the value of orders on its platform more than doubled in the first half, with no material impact from

Alibaba Investigates Harassment

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK) said on Sunday it has suspended several staff following an employee’s allegations on the company’s intranet that



JB HIFI Record Sales

Shoppers have flocked to JB Hi-Fi to buy TVs, computers and white goods in the past six months as the retailer reports record sales and


M&S Opening Plans 23-24

British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer plans to open 20 new, bigger stores in its 2023-24 year as part of a radical overhaul


AMAZON LAYS OFF 18,000 Inc’s layoffs will now include more than 18,000 roles as part of a workforce reduction it previously disclosed, Chief Executive Andy Jassy said in

Financial Advice

Pet Markets Trending Up

With pet ownership hitting a record high in the US, Target has launched a new private label pet food range, Kindfull. Private label development is

business & Financial review


No Paradigms in Outsourcing

Changes of government can often bring a more intense cost-creep to business as the philosophy of the new cabinet comes into play. Such is the



Union membership for private sector workers has hit a record low of 8.2%, following a national trend. In 2022, 779,700 private sector employees were members


Activate Investigates Vaccinations

Activate Directors have also moved to connect with the retailers and discuss the vaccination of service teams, in line with retailer programs. There has been


Mandatory Vaccination Not Supported

Business groups have been left frustrated and open to legal challenges after the Federal Government refused yesterday to offer protections to firms that opt to

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