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Supermarkets limit number of shoppers to promote social distancing

Australia’s biggest supermarkets introduce measures to control the number of shoppers in store.

McDonald’s pivots into grocery basics

Macca’s offering milk, english muffins and burger buns as take away options.

Woolworths to hire 20,000 staff in the next month to meet demand in stores and scale up online

Supermarket giant announced plans to hire 20,000 workers to manage the recent boom in grocery.

ACCC allows supermarkets to work together to overcome supply issues

ACCC decision allows supermarkets to temporarily side step competition rules in order to address challenges with food and grocery supply.

How supermarkets are enforcing social distancing

Woolworths and Aldi implement tighter measures as supermarkets and food suppliers granted exemption from shutdown.

ARA calls for 24 hour supermarket deliveries to keep shelves stocked

Australian retailers are calling on state governments to temporarily lift curfews on supermarket deliveries.

Aldi loses legal battle against TWU

Long standing legal battle put to rest.

Virus fears fuel online grocery sales as supermarkets enforce further product restrictions

Online grocery sales up 45 per cent in recent weeks, as shoppers stay home.

Woolworths to ration toilet paper as consumers wipe out stock

Woolworths enforces four-pack limit on toilet roll purchases.

Supermarkets report panic buying over coronavirus fears

Both Coles and Woolworths report increased demand for certain household items and pantry staples.

Woolworths revises underpayments estimate to $315 million

Supermarket giant says it was “disappointed” to have let staff down in relation to underpayments.

Caltex names interim boss alongside ‘disappointing’ full year result

Fuel and convenience retailer fails to find replacement for outgoing CEO Julian Segal.

EG Group enters race to purchase Caltex with $3.9 billion acquisition offer

The race to purchase the nation’s leading fuel retailer heats up as Britain’s EG Group enters with a cash offer to acquire the company.

Coles has underpaid staff an estimated $20 million

Underpayment revelation overshadows first-half earnings of $725 million.

Dan Murphy’s bid for NT launch gets welcome boost from state government

NT government takes preliminary steps to amend the Liquor Act to allow Dan Murphy’s to enter the state.

Caltex grants Couche-Tard due diligence following $8.8 billion offer

Caltex Board advances talks with ATD sending strong message to other interested parties to act fast.

Couche-Tard takes another bite at Caltex with $8.8bn offer

Canadian suitor puts forward “best and final offer”.

Woolworths names two of its top guns to lead Endeavour Group

Two of Woolworths’ experienced executives to take key leadership positions in the group’s liquor and hospitality business.

Independent supermarket co-op could spell trouble for Metcash

Co-op founder dismisses claims of trying to take business from Metcash.

ACCC to investigate “cartel concerns” in fresh food following Kaufland exit

Competition watchdog seeking information on alleged agreements between suppliers.

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