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Changes to isolation requirements for critical workers divide the industry

Staff shortages and supply chain/delivery issues are the most pressing challenges facing retail businesses in Australia at present, according to an online poll conducted by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). Of those surveyed, 76 per cent said they currently have staff in isolation due to Covid-19 exposure.  The issue is perhaps most evident at the nation’s biggest supermarkets, where shelves of fresh produce are once again bare, not because of panic-buying customers, but because