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Why we need ‘ShopKeeper’ as much as JobKeeper

Flawed or not, government support for business through programs like JobKeeper has protected many small to medium-sized retailers from going under through the pandemic. But eventually, JobKeeper will peter out and businesses will struggle to keep up. Meanwhile, the sea change to online retail will continue (e-commerce was up 80 per cent in the first two months after Covid-19 struck), and the big retailers will get bigger and stronger, which is happening both here and overseas. All of which bodes