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Supply chain Archives

‘The next sushi’: Sharetea’s growing stake in $2bn bubble tea market

Australian bubble tea business Sharetea has set its eyes on growth, with at least 20 new franchised stores planned for t...

The 4 pillars of e-commerce profitability (promos aren’t always the answer)

Challenge meets opportunity once again, as online spending continues to grow. Here are some key areas where retailers ca...

“If you want fast, there’s a cost”: Inside the strain on the supply chain

Not only is the delivery and logistics industry facing delayed international shipments of products to Australia, it’s ha...

8 key points to master your range planning

Range planning: Significant enough in the buying and merchandising cycle to send a shiver down the spine of your team wh...

Managing inflation: Here’s how to know when the price is right

Costs are going up for businesses and that won’t stop any time soon. But before you decide just what expenses to pass on...

How startups are applying AI to ease supply chain disruptions

"The world's gotten too complex to try to manage some of these things on spreadsheets," said Dwight Klappich, a Gartner ...

Coles boss confident supermarket can stay on top of rising food prices

Chief executive Steven Cain said yesterday the supermarket has consistently stayed below national food price averages, a...

Linfox deploys its first electric delivery truck for Coles

The new venture reflects the shared sustainability goals of both companies.

‘Faster than ever before’: Catch speeds up delivery ahead of restructure

Wesfarmers’ e-commerce business Catch has opened its first fulfilment centre outside of Melbourne as it looks to speed u...

Meat subscription start-up Our Cow tramples $1.5m equity funding goal

The service, which connects Australians directly with farmers, is aiming to use the growing investment to scale up and i...

European beauty manufacturers face supply crisis amid Ukraine-Russia war

European perfume- and cosmetics-makers face shortages of paper, glass, and some key oils and alcohols, as Russia's invas...

Is the drive to be customer-first hurting retail’s most vulnerable workers?

With the window of express delivery contracting from next-day to same-day to within the hour, is employee well-being bei...

What tech brand ASUS learnt from Covid and the global supply chain crisis

ASUS Australia's head of consumer reflects on the lessons learnt from the last two years.

Endeavour Group doing ‘all we can’ as supply chain crisis bites

Liquor retailer Endeavour Group says supply chain challenges are impacting product availability and transport costs.

Analysis: Retail business models redefined

New business models have arrived. To make these ways of doing business deliver on their promises, retailers will need t...

Price hikes not the only way to deal with inflation, KMD Brands CEO says

Michael Daly says the company that owns Kathmandu, Rip Curl and Oboz can deal with inflation in other ways, such as nego...

Taken for a ride: Drivers bear hidden costs of online delivery

Food delivery riders were the unsung heroes of the pandemic. But the risks they have to take in the job are hardly worth...

Step inside fitness brand LSKD’s first experiential retail showroom

Last month Brisbane-based activewear brand LSKD launched its first physical store in Loganholme. Here, we talk to founde...

Analysis: Coronavirus’ call to retailers to reinvent

The pandemic has accelerated the pace of change in retail, creating an opportunity for businesses that can adapt faster ...

How to achieve profit growth with a killer assortment plan

With customer demands coming in hotter and the stakes higher than ever, an assortment plan is the key to profit growth.