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Trivago fined $44.7 million for misleading travellers

The court found the company guilty of deceiving consumers by misrepresenting hotel room rates on its website and in TV a...

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.

BNPL firm Pay It Later faces wind-up order, as SMEs claim bills unpaid

Those claims of non-payment come amid reports of a legal battle over the direction of Pay It Later.

Zilingo CEO suspended amid financial probe

B2B fashion e-commerce firm Zilingo has suspended CEO Ankiti Bose, after the company’s capital-raising plan led to quest...

Grocery giants face ‘marathon, damaging’ court case over underpayments

Federal Court judge makes an unusual order that four separate cases could be heard as one – lengthening the wait for im...

7-Eleven to pay $595,000 after chain misled franchisee about lease terms

The retailer was found to have breached the Australian Consumer Law in its pre-purchase dealings with Yong Li and Zhe Wa...

Consumer groups call for regulation in “unfettered” BNPL industry

The statement comes as Choice releases new research, which found 30 per cent of Australians have used a BNPL provider in...

Kiwis ‘not served well’ by grocery duopoly, but report reactions mixed

“The commission makes it clear the market is not working. There is muted competition between the two main companies, whi...

Transport Workers Union wins enforceable rates

Decision described as a ‘massive victory’ for the thousands of couriers who have been part of the TWU’s Fight for 40 cam...

Global probe launched into supply-chain cartel conduct

Cartel conduct harms consumers by preventing businesses from providing quality services at better prices.

Victoria, NSW ease Covid restrictions impacting retailers

Density increase in hospitality venues, no check-in at supermarkets and retail venues although indoor face mask rules ar...

ACCC clears the way for Wesfarmers to acquire Priceline parent

In talking with stakeholders, the ACCC found few concerns about potential market disruption because there are a large nu...

McDonald’s faces massive court claim over ‘shameful’ worker treatment

Case described as the biggest of its kind in Australian history, and “a groundbreaking moment for some of the most vulne...

What global brands need to know about New York’s Fashion Sustainability Act

The law, if it is passed, would impact nearly every international fashion brand, from luxury ones like Gucci, to fast fa...

“It’s disappointing”: Why retailers should do more to tackle modern slavery

Monash University reported last year that more than a third of mandatory modern slavery reports were unsatisfactory. So,...