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VANESSA DESLOIRES 26th August 2014 Australian Financial Review From waiter-less restaurants to interactive change rooms, Australian retailers can now shop for the latest in retail technology at a new multimillion-dollar lab in Melbourne. Taiwanese electronics manufacturer AOPEN has launched the...

AUGUST 25, 2014 news.com.au IT’S a necessary part of everyday life — a trip to the supermarket — but new figures reveal just how much of an ordeal the weekly shop can be. A survey from consumer research company Canstar...

AUGUST 25, 2014 NEWS.COM.AU VideoImage Smoking Triggers AN anti-smoking organisation is taking a radically different approach to persuading Australians not to light up. In a dramatic departure from the gruesome images used in existing campaigns, Quit Victoria has employed lighthearted...

WES HOSKING AUGUST 27, 2014 HERALD SUN Local council ‘smoking cops’ will get power to enter Victorian schools CIGARETTE “cops” will have the power to enter Victoria’s schools, kindergartens and childcare centres to enforce new bans on outdoor smoking. Council...

Rose Powell August 26, 2014 The Age Melbourne may be Australia’s destination shopping city, but the bricks and mortar stores everywhere may want to get online quickly with a new report showing Melburnians buy more online than any other city,...

A Nutella-themed restaurant Nutelleria is soon to open in New York City. It’s the magical wonderland you imagine, too. There’s to be crepes, breakfast pizza (topped with cream cheese, fruit and Nutella) and – wait for it – a Nutella-bacon-banana...

Aisha Dow August 26, 2014 The Age A Melbourne businesswoman is being taken to the Federal Court over claims she owes thousands of dollars to her former interns, who she later attempted to sack and then re-hire as independent contractors....

Sue Mitchell August 29, 2014 The Age Woolworths raised grocery prices to offset widening losses in the Masters home improvement business. Photo: Glenn Hunt Woolworths’ net profit rose 8.5 per cent to $2.45 billion in 2014 as higher food and...

Rose Powell August 29, 2014 The Age Australia’s 1500 trolley workers are among the most vulnerable in the country, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found. The Fair Work Ombudsman has warned the major supermarket chains could face penalties if they...

MEDIA RELEASE August 29 2014 With Cancer Council Victoria today releasing research claiming that illicit tobacco isn’t any more prevalent since plain packaging, and that small retailers aren’t suffering as a result of the legislation, the Australasian Association of Convenience...

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