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Jared Lynch July 24, 2014 The Age Woolworths has been forced to stop using the word ‘‘banking’’ in the marketing of its financial services after it fell foul of regulators. The move is a setback for the retailer as it...

Derek Rielly July 23, 2014 Last Saturday, the paper didn’t bounce into my front yard. It’s my signal to wake up, drain a coffee and bury my face into acres of broadsheet and fail the Good Weekend quiz for the...

Beau Donelly July 25, 2014 The Age When a Melbourne man asked a fruit juice maker about the exact ingredients in one of its popular juices, he was shocked by the details that came pouring back. Having heard that some...

DAVID SEGAL JULY 26, 2014 The New York Times Like kale salads and Robin Thicke, coconut water seems to have jumped from invisible to unavoidable without a pause in the realm of the vaguely familiar. The stuff is everywhere —...

Eli Greenblat July 28, 2014 The Age Food group Campbell Soup Company believes the Australian grocery sector needs to wean itself off ceaseless price promotions and discounts and opt for innovation to win over consumers. The stance reflects a growing...

Mahesh Sharma July 13, 2014 The Age What is bitcoin and why is it called a “cryptocurrency”? Bitcoin is the brainchild of the mysterious web developer Satoshi Nakamoto, who, in 2009, proposed a payments system for the 21st century. It...

MEDIA RELEASE July 16 2014 The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has applauded police efforts in apprehending petrol thieves in a stolen car in Werribee overnight. However it represents only a minor victory in the context of a major...

Jeff Rogut CEO AACS The following article from ‘The Australian’ is of great interest. If you have been following our newsletters you would have read about the impact that ALDI and Lidl have had on ‘traditional’ the UK supermarket industry....

Jeff Rogut CEO AACS In March 2012 AACS commissioned a survey to understand how senior people associated with our industry perceived the then new carbon tax. The results were: The biggest impact feared then was the potential for increased utility...

Jared Owens JULY 17, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN THE carbon tax has been repealed, fulfilling Tony Abbott’s “pledge in blood” to abolish the landmark Gillard government scheme. The Senate passed the government’s amended carbon tax repeal bills by a margin of...

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