Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has hit out at the decision of WA Premier Alan Carpenter to back away from plans to deregulate the state’s trading laws. The issue...

IGA took out the honour for innovation at last night’s ARA Retailer of the Year Awards, as Supercheap Auto beat a quality line-up to the top prize. The prestigious 2008 ARA Retail Awards were announced...

Victorian Agriculture Minister Joe Helper has indicated Victoria’s crops and pastures could be under threat with the possibility that plague locust eggs will begin hatching during spring in Northern...

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has labelled moves by anti-GM group Gene Ethics, to place a list of names and property locations of farmers supposedly growing GM Canola on their website, as a disgrace....

The Lexus Appetite for Excellence awards were held in Sydney last night with chefs and waiters from Melbourne and Adelaide scooping the pool in the Young Chef and Young Waiter of the year awards. The...

The retail industry has been bruised by sagging consumer sentiment and increased costs and, while this has heralded a 6-year low in quarterly retail turnover, the implications on food have so far been...

Australia’s fastest growing sandwich franchise, Healthy Habits, has been welcomed on board as Virgin Blue’s official cafĂ© and sandwich bar at their new Brisbane headquarters. The franchise,...

GrainCorp has announced that it has entered into a strategic marketing alliance with the largest cooperative grain marketer in the United States, CHS Inc. in order to reach new markets. The new marketing...

The issue of trading hour deregulation appears likely to be one of the major talking points of the upcoming WA state election.WA Opposition Leader Colin Barnett made the controversial decision to announce...

Parmalat has failed to reach an appropriate agreement with their proposed joint venture partner, Murray-Goulburn, as they seek to acquire Dairy Farmers. The two companies withdrew their application for...