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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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Endeavour Group to fast-track pay increases

The retail and hospitality company is also seeking to recruit more than 800 more staff to fill vacancies.

Inflation, not volume, will drive retail sales growth until 2025 – report

"The speed of return of net migration will become a significant driver of retail’s future growth prospects,” says econom...

The Reject Shop names its new CEO

The Reject Shop has tapped a former senior Bunnings and Officeworks executive as its new CEO.

Private equity stalks Boost, Betty’s Burgers parent

Quadrant offers Bain Capital an alternative exit path to a delayed listing plan.

Aldi dashes hopes of imminent New Zealand launch

But the NZ acting PM was right: Aldi has been eyeing the market for more than two decades.

South Australian F&B products to feature on Rakuten subsite

A page featuring products from nine South Australian food and beverage makers will go live on Rakuten in Japan on Friday...

Starbucks sells its Evolution Fresh juice business

Starbucks has sold its Evolution Fresh premium juice brand and business to Bolthouse Farms.

Grocer Supabarn uses flexible paydays to lure staff

Canberra-based independent grocery retailer Supabarn believes it has found an edge in attracting staff amid serious labo...

The enormous cost of McDonald’s Russian exit

If sold, the stores will be “de-Arched” which means the buyer will not be able to use the McDonald’s name, logo, brandin...

Dan Murphy’s MD to seek new Endeavour in the UK

Dan Murphy’s MD Alex Freudmann has resigned from the role to return home to his native UK with his family.

Woolworths sales soar 10 per cent despite challenges of last quarter

"High levels of Covid-related team absenteeism and the disruption to our broader supply chain resulted in inconsistent c...

Cadbury and Peters create Caramello ice cream sticks

The two brands say the Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramello Sticks take the popular chocolate bar flavour into a frozen form, ex...

Coles sales surge despite pandemic, floods – but Covid costs $65 million

The company said staff absenteeism related to isolation requirements during the Omicron outbreak led to “availability ch...

The Reject Shop CEO quits, interim chief named

Andre Reich, who left the company yesterday, will receive a payment from the company in lieu of serving the six months n...

Endeavour Group sales stable despite impact from floods, Covid

Company estimates the flooding cost it around $9 million in damages and even now several impacted premises have yet to r...

Mulberry Gin for winter launched by Twenty Third St Distillery

The Mulberry Gin bottles feature artwork by Adelaide-born and raised self-taught artist Lena Baumgartner.

Coles’ supersized range targets Costco shoppers

Limited-time trial launch features 44 grocery products from multiple brands.

Grocery price rises inevitable as manufacturers run out of options

Food and grocery manufacturers can no longer continue to absorb increased costs and price rises for consumers are inevit...

Drakes settles for $2m in underpayment class action

But the liability may rise further with eligible staff allowed to register claims up until May 6.

Grocery giants face ‘marathon, damaging’ court case over underpayments

Federal Court judge makes an unusual order that four separate cases could be heard as one – lengthening the wait for im...