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15th December 2014 With Christmas fast approaching and Australia’s retailers gearing up for what is hopefully another busy festive season, Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) CEO Jeff Rogut has reflected on what has in numerous ways been a ground...

Stock Box launched the first Australian product sample box to over 700 registered members on the 24th of November with resounding praise. “We could not have asked for a better result for our first box with a great selection of...

November 26, 2014 CSNews DALLAS — The Slurpee just got a little cooler thanks to superstar Beyoncé. The singer caused a supersized stir when she posted a picture of herself drinking a Slurpee on the same day she debuted the...

John Durie DECEMBER 02, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN IAN Morrice has embarked on a Metcash revamp at the worst time, with consumers cautious, the stockmarket negative, and the early signs on the shop floor are not great. This means as confident...

The Commonwealth is in the final stages of implementing the reforms to the regulatory framework for the franchising sector that will commence on 1 January 2015. The Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes-Franchising) Regulation 2014 (New Regulation) contains the new Franchising...

Matthew Hall December 2, 2014 The Age Target Australia said the suspect cosmetics were bought from an official M.A.C wholesaler and shipped into Australia via parallel importing. Estee Lauder said it was suing over the fake goods. Target Australia said...

ANDREW FRASER DECEMBER 02, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN PETROL prices in Australia have fallen in the past week and are set to keep on dropping, but not to the same extent as world oil ­prices. An oversupply of oil has seen...

December 5, 2014 The Age Exorbitant credit card surcharges could soon be a thing of the past. The financial services inquiry led by David Murray is reportedly calling for a ban on excess surcharges on credit and debit card transactions....

The Age December 5, 2014 As a refreshing drink it is okay, but the coconut isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Still, Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes puts coconut oil in her hair for lustrous locks and Gwyneth Paltrow...

MICK HOLLISON Inc. The real question is how this odd couple can team up to meet and exceed customer expectations and deliver on business objectives. For the benefit of my undoubtedly youthful readership, The Odd Couple is a television comedy...

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