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Changes to isolation requirements for critical workers divide the industry

Essential workers that are deemed close contacts are now permitted to leave isolation if their employer deems it necessa...
Inside Retail & Zoom2u

What retailers must learn from Covid-19’s delivery chain failures

The pandemic has stressed retailer’s supply and delivery chains in a way we haven’t seen before. With 86 per cent of on...

Inside the book industry’s supply chain ‘crisis’

While book supply chains are being affected globally, in the United States, paper and cardboard scarcity, along with lab...

Warehouse, shipping workers pay the hidden cost of the holiday season

The run-up to Christmas means long hours and more demanding work for supply chain employees, often under poor conditions...

Why Viktoria & Woods is about creativity, inclusivity and sustainability

Margie Woods launched her fashion label Viktoria & Woods in 2004 in Melbourne to offer women timeless pieces in their wa...

Here’s why retailers are facing higher transport costs and shipping delays

Covid-19 is continuing to disrupt the global supply chain, and logistics experts warn that retailers need to get stock o...

VIDEO: How Outland Denim is fighting human trafficking

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we chat with Outland Denim CEO James Bartle about what brands can do to sto...

How retailers are overcoming the tyranny of distance

As e-commerce ramps up and customer expectations continue to rise, it’s time for businesses to revisit their supply chai...

How to spot the ‘red flags’ in retail supply chains

Aldi has become the first Australian member of Slave-Free Alliance but the retail industry, as a whole, has a long way t...

Valentino decision to ditch fur “encouraging” but more transparency needed

Valentino is the latest luxury fashion brand to scrap the use of fur in its collections, but animal welfare organisation...

The sustainability snowball: 5 movements customers are driving

When Covid-19 happened, there were setbacks and many retailers pushed away from sustainability practices.

Why Suez Canal disruption is a wake-up call for global supply chains

While the blockage in the Suez Canal has been cleared, the problems for the international retail community are only just...
port delays

How port delays are hitting retailers across the Tasman

Retailers in New Zealand are grappling with the effects of port delays on Christmas trade.
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What the coronavirus revealed about the state of our supply chains

Can a supply chain be too lean? Tom Fitz-Walter says yes.

Channel complexities: More to come

If retailers think that supply chains come down to simply online, offline operations – they’ve got another thing coming.

Major supply chain issues dominate Coles AGM

Workers detail poor conditions in supply chain and shareholders raise concerns over BCA membership.

Lululemon investigating factory accused of abusing workers

Women who make the popular leggings say they're poorly paid, abused.

Truckers’ union exposes ‘disregard for safety’ in Aldi supply chain

A union representing transport workers in Australia released images and videos of what it alleges are “major safety prob...

Big firms backing indigenous business

New initiative spurs businesses to work with indigenous suppliers.

Retailers step up support for supply chain workers

Fairtrade Australia has partnered with Woolworths and other retailers.

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