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Supply chain Archives

Meet Rainforest, Asia’s leading online aggregator set to grow by US$100m

We spoke with Rainforest CFO Jason Tan about the company’s strategy and vision. Here are some of the key takeaways.

Why a robust fulfilment system is important for your business

Over the last couple of years, EIZ eCommerce Fulfilment Technologies has seen a significant increase in the demand for o...

Supply-chain snarls eat into Kogan’s bottom line

The impact of stock shortages and other business interruptions due to the pandemic marred an otherwise strong quarter.

Indian grocery retailers race to meet consumer demand – but at what cost?

Indian grocery startups are luring tech-savvy customers with the promise of deliveries within 10 minutes.

Revealed: Costco Australia’s expansion plans for online, grocery

With three new stores planned to open in Australia as well as its first in New Zealand later this year, Costco is workin...

How wholesaler Foodbomb is taking its suppliers direct-to-consumer

What started as a supplier marketplace for restaurant-quality produce now offers itself directly to the Australian publi...

Employers and governments should have seen this supply crisis coming

It’s as if nothing has been learned from the outbreaks of COVID-19 in meat-processing facilities in Australia and elsewh...

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,...

Woolworths reinstates customer limits to curb hoarding

Woolworths has reinstated product limits on certain lines that are selling out: in particular, toilet paper and painkill...

Isolation rules lifted for critical industries

Critical industries like transport and logistics, food supply and distribution networks, healthcare, emergency services,...

Asos hit by supply chain disruption, volatile Christmas demand

It posted total sales growth of 5 per cent, following a 22-per-cent rise in the year to end August.

Changes to isolation requirements for critical workers divide the industry

Essential workers that are deemed close contacts are now permitted to leave isolation if their employer deems it necessa...

Why inventory needs to be local

Retailers are now investing significant resources into logistics, deploying the latest inventory management systems.

AFGC demands consistent, nationwide rules on Covid close contacts

Workforce reductions are running as high as 40 per cent among companies trying to maintain the supply of essential items...

Food shortages are different this time: how to respond and avoid panic

As Omicron infections surge in every state apart from Western Australia, supply chains are being crippled by the sheer n...

Close contact rules change to get critical staff back to work

Close contacts in food distribution will be allowed to return to work in an effort to ease the food shortages currently ...

Supply chain issues to worsen as virus impacts transport sector

Due to sickness or isolation, up to half of the country’s truck drivers are missing, according to TWU national secretary...

Woolies signals NSW delivery issues as Covid cases climb

Supermarket giant Woolies is currently struggling to get product to stores due to a large level of absent staff.

Ikea supports people and planet with latest social partnerships

Furniture giant Ikea has partnered with social businesses in Southeast Asia to provide jobs for minority groups and brin...