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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

“Devastating blow”: Victoria returns to lockdown

“Unfortunately, some of the horrors of 2020 continue,” ARA boss Paul Zahra said.

The rise of the anxious consumer

Worry and fear have dominated the lives of people all over the world since the pandemic hit and many of us have been for...

Amazon launches open source program to help workers social distance

The program is being used in its local fulfilment centres and delivery stations.

‘Panic-buying’ events are the new normal; here’s how supply chains have adapted

Any induced shortages will be short-lived. In fact, by the time you read this, the fuss might be over.

ARA boss calls for more communication as Perth businesses enter lockdown

"It’s not responsible or safe for businesses to find out what’s imposed via the media with no opportunity for preparatio...
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Business conditions improve in December, though confidence still muted

According to NAB the result is based on a rise in employment conditions, with recent official job data “very encouraging...

How travel bans will impact luxury retailers this Lunar New Year

Chinese consumers account for a significant portion of the global luxury market. What will happen when they stay at home...
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The role of the retailer in a mask mandate

Retail staff in Greater Sydney are getting to grips with new mask requirements, but how much responsibility falls on the...

Covid-19 shook, rattled and rolled the global economy in 2020

In December 2019, a mysterious new virus first detected in China, was spreading worldwide. shattering expectations and t...

How the fashion industry supported their workers during Covid

Which fashion retailers stepped up to support their teams during the pandemic and which didn't?

Why the resale market is thriving

The second-hand fashion market had been a bright spot in the broader Covid retail slump.

How lockdowns have helped make the case for mixed-use development

To remain resilient despite a challenging economic climate, retail landlords look into the development of mixed-use reta...

Startup roundup: Marketing in the time of Covid-19

Three startups tell us how Covid-19 has impacted their marketing style.

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but now they're finding new ways t...

Service trumps all in post-Covid retail world

Customer service has become the main driver of retail sales and brand loyalty in the post-Covid Australian retail world....

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