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Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH program supported by retail industry

Earlier this week, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Executive Director Russell Zimmerman showed his support for the government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program. According to a statement released by the ARA, the organisation has been working with the federal government to help young people in Australia looking to enter the …

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ALDI sets sights on new sites

ALDI Australia has confirmed plans to open new stores across the eastern seaboard, South Australia (SA) and Western Australia (WA). In NSW, new stores will open in Maitland, Hillsdale, Wetherill Park, Macarthur Square, Narellan and Riverwood. In Queensland, new locations include Drewvale, Caboolture and Coorparoo. The next stores to open …

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Consumers buying premium during their grocery shop

One in three consumers in Australia would consider spending more on a premium offering in key grocery categories, recent Nielsen research has shown. Nielsen Scantrack data highlights that consumers are trading up everyday products in their shopping trolleys – meat and seafood are the top choices when considering a higher …

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Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market

Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at about $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said: “Millions of …

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ALDI Australia signs up to voluntary Tax Transparency Code

The decision comes as the supermarket continues to invest in the Australian economy through its national expansion, store refurbishments, new product lines and supplier partnerships. ALDI Australia CEO Tom Daunt said: “ALDI Australia is committed to operating with the highest levels of integrity and transparency in all aspects of our …

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Search for top retailers at ARA Awards

The hunt is on for the best and brightest retailers as the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) calls for nominations from the industry. The 2017 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards, held at The National Gallery of Victoria on August 3, is set to include a variety of awards for talent, achievement …

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