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Supermarkets limit number of shoppers to promote social distancing

Australia’s biggest supermarkets introduce measures to control the number of shoppers in store.

How supermarkets are pivoting to keep up with demand

A further 100 priority delivery hubs to open in the next week.

Woolworths to hire 20,000 staff in the next month to meet demand in stores and scale up online

Supermarket giant announced plans to hire 20,000 workers to manage the recent boom in grocery.

Coles begins roll out of online priority service as temporary substitute for Coles Online

Supermarket giant adds dedicated shopping hours for emergency services and healthcare workers.

Woolies defers Endeavour plans

Woolworths postpones demerger of liquor and hotels business as venues shut over COVID-19 outbreak.

How supermarkets are enforcing social distancing

Woolworths and Aldi implement tighter measures as supermarkets and food suppliers granted exemption from shutdown.

24-hour deliveries to stop NSW bulk buying

The NSW government has moved to let supermarkets receive deliveries 24 hours a day.

ARA calls for 24 hour supermarket deliveries to keep shelves stocked

Australian retailers are calling on state governments to temporarily lift curfews on supermarket deliveries.

Woolworths to ration toilet paper as consumers wipe out stock

Woolworths enforces four-pack limit on toilet roll purchases.

Major retailers pledge sustainable initiatives at National Plastics Summit

Coles, Woolworths, Australia Post amoung retailers pledging to change relationship with plastics.
Openings & closings

This week in property

CBRE reveals 2020 outlook in latest report; Woolworths plans Brisbane DC.

Supermarkets report panic buying over coronavirus fears

Both Coles and Woolworths report increased demand for certain household items and pantry staples.

Woolworths revises underpayments estimate to $315 million

Supermarket giant says it was “disappointed” to have let staff down in relation to underpayments.

Woolworths to open first eStore by mid-2020

Supermarket giant starts work on its first Australian eStore at Carrum Downs in southeast Melbourne.

What’s in store for supermarkets in 2020 and beyond

It’s farewell to collectables and hello to premium products in 2020.
Financial

Best of 2019: Payment scandals

One of the biggest stories of the year was the failure to pay retail staff correctly.

Woolworths opens its most sustainable supermarket

Supermarket's new Burwood Brickworks store runs on renewable energy.

Woolworths names chairman-elect for Endeavour Group

Peter Hearl will be chair of Endeavour Group, if shareholders approve the split.

Woolworths to “fully defend” class action over underpayments

Class action alleges that underpayment is much worse than $300 million estimate.