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Amazon to double operational footprint with robotics fulfilment centre

Staff will work alongside Amazon’s most advanced robotics technology to deliver a “smarter, faster and more consistent experience for its customer”.

‘Not our finest hour’: Freedom Foods to write down $60 million of out-of-date stock

Freedom Foods calls in PwC and Ashurst to investigate potential fraudulent activity after announcing a $60 million write-down from expired milk.

Supermarkets expand limits nationwide as toilet paper stripped from shelves once again

Woolworths will only lift restrictions when shopping patterns return to normal.

This week in FMCG

This week’s top headlines.

Woolworths moves production of Little One’s nappies to Australia

Ontex Australia to produce over 185 million nappies each year from its Eastern Creek facility in Sydney.

COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there’s plenty more automation in store

As online shopping increasingly provides greater revenue streams for retailers, more physical store closures are also on the cards.

Freedom Foods chief executive takes ‘leave’ following resignation of CFO

Freedom Foods shares dive ahead of announcement on financial performance.

Supermarkets reinstate product limits at first signs of panic buying in Melbourne

Supermarkets in Victoria have witnessed a resurgence of panic buying as COVID-19 cases rise and troops are called in to help fight the problem.

Costs weigh on Woolworths as underpayments, redundancies mount

Automated and semi-automated distribution centres at Moorebank to replace three Woolworths sites across Sydney and Melbourne.

Coles expands Youfoodz into 820 supermarkets

Research shows Coles’ customers are looking for faster options for lunch and dinner.