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Proud local creates shop window for Barossa producers

Long-time winemaker Shelley Cox has found a cost-effective way to promote and sell brands from her Barossa community.

Sydney couple launches second-hand clothing marketplace, ReHomed

Sydney-based couple Rogan and Kim Carroll, say their ReHomed Clothing Marketplace aims to give second-hand clothes a new...

Reconciliation Week campaign to highlight Indigenous Australians in the workplace

Professional social media network LinkedIn has launched the latest iteration of its #ConversationsForChange initiative w...

Easing of isolation rules in Vic, NSW to help ease retail staff shortages

Retailers have welcomed the announcement to change close contact isolation rules in Victoria and NSW this weekend.

Aussie consumers support purpose-led businesses

The value of purpose is highest for food and beverage services, recreational goods and personal care services and produc...

Aussie firm launches augmented reality app for beverages

The app, known as “Swigr”, is activated when shoppers scan a label with their phone.

Aussie shoppers reluctant to go back in-store

The research also found that 41 per cent plan on shopping online at the same volume as they did during the height of the...

Circular economy concept gaining momentum in Australia

The most common benefit of the circular economy identified by business leaders was its ability to reduce costs.

Employees say mental health initiatives are introduced to ‘tick boxes’

A survey of Australian workers has found that half believe businesses are paying lip service to mental health awareness,...

Employers warned of impending resignation wave

48 per cent of the 1000 workers surveyed plan to look for a new role in the next year, with 40 per cent planning to look...

Melbourne start-up ecosystem valued at over $10 billion

LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick said that the report demonstrates the strength and ongoing economic opportunities for Vict...

Small-business owners slam border closures

Business owners say this new policy has effectively locked them out on their own premises.

Gender pay gap still an issue despite diversity claims

The research also reveals that gender pay disparities in top management teams negatively moderate the relationship betwe...

Hospitality’s recovery hampered by problems with vaccination rollout

According to the the latest Deliveroo HospoVitality Index Report, only 46 per cent of hospitality businesses say they fe...

Indigenous business sector a significant, growing contributor to the economy

The Ombudsman stressed that every dollar spent with an Indigenous business goes a long way.

Aussies call for small retailers to be exempt from future lockdowns

Even with the one-person-per-4sqm rule put in place to limit close contact and to slow the spread of the virus.

Al fresco boost for Sydney’s hospitality businesses

City of Sydney council has now pledged a further $5.7 million for Al Fresco activations.

Online retailers to boost budget in 2021 following strong year: Research

CouriersPlease's research finds e-commerce players are gearing up to grow this year.

Aussie retailers leading the clean energy race

New data reveals that Australian retailers are leading the way in the the greater adoption of renewable energy, outperfo...

Stress levels among Aussie workers on the rise

New research reveals that Australian workers experience more workplace stress than anywhere else in the Asia Pacific reg...