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‘Inflation is back’: UBS grocery study suggests

Both Coles and Woolworths recorded inflation during September, signalling a "positive catalyst" for the Australian groc...

Mojo: the rise and fall of an Australian advertising empire

OPINION: The cornerstone of Mojo’s identity was its ordinariness, rejecting the structured approaches of multinationals.

Home grown cannabis to be legal in the ACT. Now what?

Cannabis plants will be legalised in ACT from January 31, 2020.

Change in consumer mindset driving private-label growth

Blurred lines between national and private label brands creates opportunities for co-innovation between retailers and su...

The ban on live sheep exports has just been lifted. Here’s what’s changed

Demand for live Australian sheep in the Middle East means it’s economically viable for exporters to ship animals from so...

Convenience foods to be the big winners at footy finals

Snacks feature more prominently than alcohol for those hosting footy finals functions.

Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favours a dairy monopoly

Australia’s National Party has joined the call, passing a motion urging the federal government to ban plant-based and ot...

Fancy an e-change? How people are escaping city congestion and living costs by working remotely

Information and communication technology is making the move possible for more and more people whose work primarily requi...

Sales of immune boosting vitamins soar pre winter

A promotional strategy in response to the Federal Immunisation Program saw half-price discounts across key pharmacy bann...

Aussie shoppers want supermarkets to cut food waste

Younger consumers are more concerned about food waste than plastic packaging.

Relaxing pharmacy ownership rules could result in more chemist chains and poorer care

Pharmacists needs to reject company's pressuring them to sell products that don't work.

Growth in food products far outpaces health and beauty, IRI

Fresher and healthier alternatives to everyday products are experiencing strong growth with more and more shoppers gravi...

Most of us who work long hours like the jobs we are in. Those who don’t, change jobs quickly

Every year, 28 per cent of dissatisfied overworkers change jobs.

How to get people to eat bugs and drink sewage

Disgust responses are hard to shift, but culturally conditioned ideas of what is “natural” may be modified over time.

Need for speed: Aussies blow a third of food budget on fast food

Consumers chasing food that is easy to purchase, quick to cook and cheap.

Fresh food wrapping found to reduce food waste

Fruit and vegetable producers looking at ways to make fresh produce packaging recyclable.

Aussies will pay more for sustainable products

Three quarters of grocery shoppers rank ethical brand behaviour among their top three priorities when shopping.

Australia’s pay gap slow to close, at 14 per cent

South Australia leads in closing gender pay gap.

Why BP is getting into bed with David Jones. The promising marriage of petrol and gourmet food

The new BP and David Jones deal shifts focus from petrol prices to convenience foods.