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COVID-19 Archives

Pharmacies, grocers face ACCC probe over ‘outrageous’ RAT price gouging

Complaints run to 150 a day with consumers being charged as much as $500 for kits that wholesale for up to only $11.45 e...

AFGC demands consistent, nationwide rules on Covid close contacts

Workforce reductions are running as high as 40 per cent among companies trying to maintain the supply of essential items...

How customer hostility is impacting grocery workers’ mental health

Our research shows that rates of mental health distress among grocery workers are very high.

How Australia’s liquor industry has pivoted through Covid crisis

Liquor brands and retailers have innovated in a variety of ways in the past 18 months to match consumer demand and keep ...

Melbourne retail to reopen this Friday

Victoria's sales have lagged behind in other states in recent months, according ot CommSec's State of the State report.

Coles makes vaccination mandatory across most of its business

Whether through health orders or company policy, workers in NSW, ACT, VIC, WA and NT now need to be vaccinated.

The great debate: vaccine mandates Part 2

Natasha Hawker, Employee Matters MD, outlines the pitfalls of mandatory vaccination for both employees and employers, as...

The great debate: vaccine mandates

SPC CEO Robert Giles explains why he is taking a hard line on vaccinations for the health of workers and to help reopen ...

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.