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Covid-19 Archives

Isolation rules lifted for critical industries

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

We’re witnessing one of the worst policy failures in Australia’s history

Australians are getting a stark reminder about how value is actually created in an economy, and how supply chains truly ...
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76 per cent of retailers impacted by worker isolation: ARA

"We've entered an unprecedented staffing challenge as more people are infected with Covid than at any stage before in th...

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...

How Covid-19 changed the way we shop – and what to expect in 2022 and beyond

Increasingly our buying behaviour will be shaped by what marketing experts call omnichannel shopping.

ACCC ready to “name and shame” retailers over rapid antigen prices

ACCC chair Rod Sims said the watchdog had already received over 100 customer contacts in relation to the pricing of rapi...

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.

Employers urged to update vaccine mandates amid race for booster shots

Employers who mandated vaccines in the workplace are being urgently warned to consider updating their policies to also i...

Aussie shoppers reluctant to go back in-store

The research also found that 41 per cent plan on shopping online at the same volume as they did during the height of the...

Woolworths’ first half succumbs to Delta’s strain

Sales growth in the half fell to 3 per cent throughout the half, compared to the 10.6 per cent seen this time last year.

Omicron’s impact on holiday spend “uncertain”: Amazon

Amazon's comments come amid a backdrop of recent supply chain disruptions linked to the spread of another coronavirus va...

New South Wales retail to see restrictions ease next month

The change, announced by State Premier Dominic Perrottet on Thursday, comes as case numbers remain steady in the state f...

Brand websites beat marketplaces in the battle for shoppers during Covid

Brand websites outperformed online marketplaces during the pandemic as more consumers shop directly from retailer websit...