Retail Panel: From Beychella to Woolies IT crash!

How many supermarket chains are too many

Every Thursday, our CEO Dominique Lamb and a panel of retail experts discuss retail’s hottest topics on ABC Radio. Below are some insights from last Thursday’s discussion. Black Milk prepared for the effects of Beyonce’s Coachella performance Black Milk is a Brisbane-based label that had humble beginnings in 2009 as James Lillis started sewing leggings […]

The Retail Panel: How is the grocery industry evolving in 2018?

Last Thursday, our CEO Dominique Lamb, and a panel of retail experts discussed the future of Australia’s grocery industry on ABC Radio. Below are some insights from the discussion. While the lower end of the grocery market dominated by Aldi, and Coles and Woolworths dominate the mainstream market, David Jones has seized the opportunity at […]

ShopTalk Sydney and Melbourne

ShopTalk is a free, industry organised Meetup Group for eCommerce professionals, experts and enthusiasts to share insights, tips and experiences in a casual networking environment.  This upcoming ShopTalk in Melbourne and Sydney will focus on ‘Acquiring and Developing Local Digital Commerce Talent’. The panel will get to the nitty-gritty on what are we as an industry […]

Woolworths wins appeal over hazardous grape

Written by Sid Sidhu, NRA Legal A Sydney woman, who was awarded $151,000 in compensation after slipping on a grape in her local Woolworths, has lost her case on appeal and been ordered to pay the supermarket’s legal costs. First Instance At first instance, Justice Maiden SC of the District Court of NSW, found that […]

Warwick shoppers out in force for first day of Sunday trade

The NRA’s bid to bring Sunday trading to the regional south-east Queensland town of Warwick came to fruition last Sunday, with eager shoppers at the ready for Rose City Shoppingworld’s 9am opening.  Of the centre’s 40 stores, anchor tenants Woolworths and Big W kicked off with solid trading, alongside a further 19 SMEs including locally-owned […]

Woolworths leads the way in plastic bag phase-out

Retail giant Woolworths Group leads the way in phasing-out plastic bags, today announcing its voluntary commitment to eliminate single-use plastic bag use across its entire retail grid, Australia wide. Throughout the next 12 months, all stores within the Woolworths Group from Big W to BWS, will ditch their single-use plastic bag offering in favour of […]

Woolworths reports strong food growth

Woolworths has reported strong sales momentum in the third quarter of 2016-17 with food sales up 5.1 per cent to $9.3 billion with comparable sales growth of 4.5 per cent (Easter adjusted). During the same period, average prices declined by 2.5 per cent during the quarter, a similar rate of decline to Q2. The decline […]

Woolworths gives asylum seeker recruits powerful leg up into the retail industry

Almost 20 new asylum seekers have found new jobs with Woolworths and more than 60 gained valuable work experience, after the Australian supermarket chain connected with a life-changing program from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. One of Woolworths’ newest employees recruited under the Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program, Taj, was just 16 when […]