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Coronavirus Archives

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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.
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Exclusive: Medical supplies marketplace launches to ease shortage

Retail Global's Phil Leahy has launched MedCart to ease the PPE shortage.
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If we want workers to stay home when sick, we need paid leave for casuals

Lack of sick leave a "major barrier" for many workers who need to stay home, experts say.

How brands can prepare for the ‘next normal’

Just when you were starting to get the hang of the COVID-19 regime, it’s time to shift to what comes next.

How is each state easing retail restrictions?

A state-by-state guide to easing restrictions on retail trade.
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Myer to reopen some stores this week

Department store chain said it will trial the reopening of five stores in Queensland.
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JB Hi-Fi posts strong Q3, but outlook remains uncertain

Customers stocking up amid the shift to working from home helps deliver a bumper quarter to JB Hi-Fi.

Kathmandu, Adairs reopen as spending freeze starts to thaw

Consumer spending and foot traffic are beginning to show signs of recovery, as some states ease restrictions.
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Fashion is in crisis, but taking the opportunity to rethink current systems: survey

Brands to become more digital, local and collaborative after the current crisis.
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Retail’s safe return: Preparing for the rebound

Four things retailers can do to get prepared for a post-COVID world.
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Business warns of $400 billion virus economic hit

A six-month recovery plan from coronavirus measures would cost Australia's economy more than $400 billion, modelling by ...

Myer relaunching click-and-collect in anticipation of Mother’s Day shopping spree

Rising online sales have become a double-edged sword as retailers grapple with the delivery bottleneck.

“No choice”: Premier extends store closures to May 11

Major retailers choose to extend store closures despite technically being allowed to remain open.

Retailers get creative to reach customers in self-isolation

If there was ever a time to experiment with new ways to communicate with customers, it's now.

Pivot to pandemic: how advertisers are using (and abusing) the coronavirus to sell

The days of “what you see is what you get” have passed. It is now time for us to change the way we look at advertising.

“Perfect storm” pushes Aussie Disposals into voluntary administration

Outdoor and work supplies retailer collapses after one-two punch of bushfires, coronavirus.

Updated: Free and discounted resources for retailers during Covid-19

An overview of all the free and discounted tools and services.

Exclusive: Matt Blatt in talks to sell furniture business

Replica furniture retailer says "hibernation" is not a realistic option.
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I’ve spoken to dozens of retail execs in the last two weeks. Here’s what I learned

Matt Newell shares insights from his conversations with retail executives.
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