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ARA knocks back calls for further holiday entitlements

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association’s (SDA) application calling for retailers to provide additional public-holiday entitlements has been defeated by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). The application would have entitled full-time and five-days-per-week part-time employees to a day’s pay, a day off with pay, or a day added to …

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Australians love to be rewarded for loyalty

New research from Mastercard reveals that nine out of ten Australians have a loyalty card in their pockets. Surveying 7,000 loyalty-program participants from across Asia Pacific (APAC), the inaugural study ‘Achieving Advocacy and Influence in a Changing Loyalty Landscape’ is one of the biggest loyalty studies conducted in the APAC …

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Irexchange gains access to temperature-controlled fulfillment

Emergent Cold, described as one of Australia’s leading temperature-controlled supply-chain specialists, and technology disruptor irexchange, have signed a Heads of Agreement (Agreement) to support the next phase of growth for both businesses. The Agreement outlines a collaboration between Emergent Cold and irexchange that will provide temperature-controlled flow-through DC transport and …

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IGA President’s Cup awarded to NSW Distribution Centre

The Metcash Distribution Centre in Huntingwood, NSW, was awarded the President’s Cup Award at the IGA International Awards of Excellence, which took place in Las Vegas, US, on February 11. The President’s Cup is awarded to the IGA Global Logistics Distribution Centre and/or master franchisee that has “shown true leadership …

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Leading digital asset provider acquired by GS1 Australia

DLibrary, Australia’s traditional market leader in digital product photography, online hosting and distribution services, has been acquired by GS1 Australia. GS1 Australia Executive Director and CEO Maria Palazzolo says the acquisition is aligned with GS1 Australia’s mission to provide suppliers, retailers and industry with a state-of-the art solution to manage …

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