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Brisbane enters three-day lockdown, businesses to close for the weekend

As of 6pm on Friday new restrictions will be placed on the business community, with cafes, pubs and restaurants limited ...

What will retail look like post Covid-19

Gary Mortimer says the post-Covid-19 consumer will behave very differently and will be overly cautious about their healt...

Goodbye to the crowded office: how coronavirus will change the way we work together

Staggered shifts, enforced flexitime, and 24/7 operations may become the norm, along with working remotely.

Frozen, tinned fruit and veg enjoy record highs amid COVID-19 stockpiling

Despite an increase in volume sales for fresh veg, those that store well such as potatoes, carrots and onions had the mo...

Kellogg ANZ ramps up food donations to support communities during health crisis

"As a food company, we have a critical role to play in helping combat food insecurity and feed those in need," Esme Borg...

Reckitt Benckiser supports Meals on Wheels with $1m product donation

Glen 20, Pine O Cleen and Dettol products will be distributed to the elderly community through the charity over the next...

The last thing companies should be doing right now is paying dividends

OPINION: "Many very large companies have too little cash to ride out sharp downturns."

The unlikely winners amid COVID-19 stockpiling

First, it was toilet paper and hand sanitiser being stripped from shelves, but as consumers adjust to life in lockdown, ...

COVID carb-loading: Average household has stocked up on 2-3 months’ worth of pantry staples

Nielsen research finds the average Australian household has enough rice for 65 days, pasta to last 63 days and noodles t...

More Australians are worried about a recession and an increasingly selfish society than about coronavirus itself

Young people admit to buying larger than normal amounts of medication and food than older people in recent study.

Coles confirms two COVID-19 cases among Victorian team members

Coles and Liquorland stores in question remain open on the advise of the Victorian Department of Health.

NSW Premier urges manufacturers to re-tool to ease shortage of medical supplies

“This is a call to arms for NSW manufacturers to look at ways to convert production lines into making the items we so de...

ACCC boss says competition will survive COVID-19 pandemic

ACCC chair Rod Sims says an open, market economy is "essential to the prosperity of all Australians".

Coles shoppers to pack their own bags as supermarket ramps up efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19

Shoppers will have less contact with employees at the checkouts and staff will be rotated regularly.

Coles begins roll out of online priority service as temporary substitute for Coles Online

The supermarket giant has also added dedicated shopping hours for emergency services and healthcare workers.

Quilton to donate one million rolls of toilet paper to charities

Quilton support elderly and vulnerable consumers with product donation in the midst of toilet paper stockpiling.

Federal Government extends stimulus to $189bn as virus fears impact retail revenue

Federal Government to give $66 billion of support for businesses and workers.

Woolies defers Endeavour plans

Woolworths postpones demerger of liquor and hotels business as venues shut over COVID-19 outbreak.

Manufacturing, retail and transport explore options beyond working from home

Employment data shows that 71 per cent of employed Australians never work from home.

Woolies worker stabbed amid panic buying

A Woolworths employee was stabbed in Rosebud supermarket.