Retailers Woolworths, Coles, and Franklins have today joined the Australian Food and Grocery Council in a push toward the Daily Intake Guide, with a plan to adopt the labelling system on private label...

A turnover increase of 0.3%¬†for August was outlined in today’s release of retail trade trend estimates, with food retail one of the leading performers. According to the Australian Retail Association’s...

The Australian National Retailers Association today restated its support for a cost-effective, national unit pricing system, following the release of the Federal Government’s discussion paper. ANRA...

The Reserve Bank of Australia today reduced the cash rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 7.00 per cent, providing some welcome relief to retailers. Leading retail industry bodies the Australian...

Coles has announced a scheme to encourage consumers to return plastic bags to their stores to celebrate Landcare Week (1-7 September). For each plastic shopping bag returned to Coles throughout September,...

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increased by 9.1% in August from 79.0 in July to 86.2 in August – the biggest jump in the last five years. The data showed a recovery from...

The GROCERYchoice website continues to come under attack, with independent supermarkets, the Federal Opposition and leading retail industry bodies all indicating a lack of support for the scheme. The site,...

The ACCC report into the state of competition in the grocery sector was released to mixed reactions yesterday. Federal Government “I believe that our action plan, combined with the broader reforms...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today released a decision proposing to grant authorisation to the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA) to conduct a four-week trial of a 10c...

The Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) has announced a 4.2% rise in the minimum wage, which will come into effect in October this year. The rise, equivalent to $21.66 per week, has been met with concern...