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COVID-19

COVID-19 Archives

Covid sceptic’s organic produce store forced to close for a week

“It is clear that the ongoing operation of this business presents a significant risk to public health and needs to be se...

First shopping centre-based vaccination hub opens in Melbourne

Melbourne’s Bayside Shopping Centre expects to give easy access to Covid-19 vaccines for 500,000 local residents.

Jindabyne store fined, forced to close for multiple Covid rule breaches

“This venue has consistently failed to maintain Covid safety standards and has not complied with its own Covid safety pl...

‘Indecision is the hardest part’: Retailers react to Sydney lockdown 2.0

How Booktopia, Superdry, St Frock, BoozeBud and Beer Cartel are implementing lessons learnt in 2020.

Stores shuttered as lockdown ordered for much of NSW

"There was no point doing it for three days or five days because it wouldn't have done the job." - Berejiklian.

Sydneysiders must wear facemasks when shopping from Thursday

Sydney’s facemask rules will be extended and strengthened, as the city braces with an outbreak of the infectious delta s...

Victoria enters snap seven-day lockdown

Victorians will only be able to leave the house for key reasons, which don't include retail beyond basic groceries.

How to manage your workforce in a post-lockdown world

Working from home is here to stay, but connection and time with team members and colleagues will always be necessary.
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Aussie food company helps Bali community get back on its feet

All proceeds of the sale of Curry for a Cause Balinese simmer sauces will go directly to the locals.

‘Panic-buying’ events are the new normal; here’s how supply chains have adapted

I live in Perth. Like most people here, on Sunday I was ready for a busy week of getting the kids to school, going to wo...

Brisbane’s lockdown ends tonight, masks mandatory in retail for next 10 days

Brisbane will end its three-day lockdown at 6pm on Monday 11, after the state recorded its third straight day with zero ...

A disrupted Christmas and quieter New Year – but what of 2021?

More than half of consumers surveyed expect this year's festive season will be different - typically, quieter.
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How employees can manage the ‘pandemic workday’

Yes, Zoom fatigue is a real thing.

Nielsen names winning breakthrough innovation products

Research company Nielsen has released Bases, a list of the Top Breakthrough Innovation winners for the year.

September sees bump in administrations as reality sinks in for ‘zombie’ businesses

So-called ‘zombie’ businesses that have been kept alive through government support, rather than market forces, are begin...
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Covid-19 has fuelled the greatest change in FMCG sector in 100 years

Even as society reopens post Covid-19, Australians are likely to remain homebodies, according to research undertaken by ...
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What challenges has Covid-19 thrown at the non-food retail industry?

Adapting to the pandemic situation is crucial for business success, but understanding the end-to-end ramifications of ch...

Vending machine company pivots to PPE offer

Queensland company Now Retail Group is launching Australia’s first vending machine for health products, Health Pod.

More than half of Vic retailers glad restrictions weren’t eased, survey shows

Businesses across Victoria are divided on the state’s lockdown measures, with around fifth surveyed saying the Andrews G...

Grocery prices have risen since Covid-19 crisis arrived

More than a third of Australians have observed that grocery prices are increasing, at a time when income levels are cons...