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API commits to major NSW distribution centre

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries will construct a new 32,506sqm NSW distribution centre at Marsden Park to improve its supply-chain capabilities.

Uncle Ben's

Uncle Ben’s rebrands as Ben’s Originals

Uncle Ben’s Rice is changing its brand name to Ben’s Original and revising its packaging to remove imagery accused of perpetuating racial stereotypes.

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The Wine Collective completes acquisition of The Wine Society assets

Online wine business The Wine Collective has completed its acquisition of the remaining assets of collapsed cooperative The Wine Society.

Unhappy shoppers

Research finds big gap between shopper and retailer expectations

More than 70 per cent of Australian consumers believe they are usually better informed about products than the frontline store associates who sell them, according to new research by Manhattan Associates.

Ready-to-eat meals startup takes on pregnancy nutrition

A new food-delivery service is offering meals nutritionally tailored for pregnant women, as well as those who are breastfeeding or trying to conceive.

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Retail groups in uproar over planned vaping laws

A new government proposal to restrict the sale of vaping products to pharmacies has caused an uproar among Australian retail groups.

Heineken starts selling draught beer in retail stores

Heineken is trialling the placement of draught beer dispensers in retail outlets for customers to purchase for consumption at home in reusable bottles.

Roger and John Paul Drake

Drakes Supermarkets adopts GS1’s Recall platform

Independent grocer Drakes Supermarkets has adopted GS1 Australia’s Recall service, which serves to remove unsafe products from shelves in stores.

Priceline stores caught selling fake goods

Pharmacy chain Priceline has suffered reputational fallout after fake beauty products were discovered to be sold from four of the group’s Sydney outlets.

Sydney brewer 4 Pines joins 1% for the Planet

Sydney-based brewing firm 4 Pines has released a new beer to its core range in line with its membership in the 1% for the Planet global movement.