Retail World Magazine

Aussie Farmers Direct in administration

National food and groceries home-delivery network Aussie Farmers Direct closed on March 5, affecting about 100 franchisees, 260 employees and 100,000 customers around the country. Craig Shepard and Leanne Chesser of KordaMentha Restructuring were appointed voluntary administrators of Bed Milk & Bread (trading as Aussie Farmers Direct). Mr Shepard says …

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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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Industry figures welcome new Deputy PM

Following Barnaby Joyce’s controversy-riddled resignation, Australian retailers and industry bodies have welcomed Michael McCormack as new leader of the National Party of Australia and Deputy Prime Minister. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell congratulated the Deputy PM on his appointment. “Michael McCormack was a diligent and committed …

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Australian Grand Dairy Awards crowns the cream of the crop

The top 18 dairy products in Australia have been revealed at the 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards. The 2018 Grand Champion Cheese went to Melbourne’s Montefiore Cheese for its “soft and sweet” Ovoline. Sydney-based Pure Gelato scooped up the 2018 Grand Champion Dairy Product for its Salted Pistachio Gelato, which …

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Metcash and Chinese retail giant in export deal

One of the largest non-government retailers in China, Suning Holdings Group, has signed an agreement with Metcash to introduce Australian and New Zealand products to the Chinese market. During a recent trip to Australia, Suning International VP Steven Zhang met with local Metcash vendors, then signed a memorandum of understanding …

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Modest recovery predicted in Australia’s retail sales growth

Figures published in the 26th edition of the quarterly AFGC CHEP Retail Index indicate signs of a modest recovery in retail turnover growth in Australia as 2017 progresses. This follows a sustained period of softening growth over 18 months that has reflected uncertainty in Australian and global economies. The index, …

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