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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Archives

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Some retailers extend face mask requirement beyond Melbourne

Apple has required staff and customers to wear face masks in stores globally since May.
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Shopper compliance, cloth mask standards emerge as concerns

Demand for face masks has spiked in Victoria, but two key issues are emerging.

McDonald’s, KFC staff now required to wear masks – could supermarkets be next?

The change comes as major US retailers announce face mask requirements for customers.

South Australia scraps virus trading hours

SA Treasurer Rob Lucas says the extended trading hours for shops during the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end thi...

More than a few tweaks needed for recovery

Business Council boss Jennifer Westacott says the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will need more than a few...

“Very disappointing”: Melbourne lockdown comes just as retailers were starting to recover

Here's how one business is handling the return to stage 3 restrictions.
Management

In a post-pandemic world, all the signs are pointing downwards

The likelihood of a quick turnaround is slim, contributor Jared Dickson argues.
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Thankyou closes online store as it grapples with supply chain challenges

MD Daniel Flynn says the global supply chain has become like the Wild West.
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What you need to ask yourself about your post-Covid strategy

Contributor Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis shares the key questions retailers should be asking themselves.
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Consumer advocate calls out retailers for price gouging during Covid

A national survey by Choice found that 1 in 3 Australians felt the impact of price hikes in March.
News

A coronavirus Christmas tale

Contributor Jemma Caprioli considers how the global pandemic will impact the most important on the retail calendar.
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Myer cuts another 90 head office jobs in pursuit of leaner business model

Department store chain said it is accelerating changes in light of the changing retail landscape.
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Management

Four things retailers need to focus on now

Contributor Craig Flanders reveals what retailers should focus on in life after lockdown.
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Three key consumer behaviour shifts that will come out of COVID-19

Contributor Neil Kelly has crunched the COVID-19 trends and distilled them into three key areas.
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Victorian Premier acknowledges work-from-home edict “not perfect”

Businesses in Victoria obligated to keep staff working from home until end of June.