Robert Stockdill

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shopping centres

Australians return to the malls despite a plunge in consumer confidence

Scentre Group’s portfolio occupancy remains strong at 98.7 per cent and demand from existing and new businesses looking ...
Retail customer experience

Retail sales surge 9.4 per cent – but good times ‘could be short lived’

While March’s figures represented a 'phenomenal result', spending challenges loom during the months ahead as cost-of-liv...

Russian liquor pulled from shelves in response to invasion of Ukraine

The removal of vodka in stores in Australia and New Zealand mirrors action in the UK, Canada, the US, and some European ...

Sharp improvement in retail sales as Omicron impact wanes

Retail sales pending was up in all states and territories, with the strongest increase in Victoria which recorded an 8.3...

McDonald’s faces massive court claim over “shameful” worker treatment

The SDA wants affected workers to be paid compensation for working through their breaks and for the company to be penali...

Four-month-old grocery start-up raises $75 million

Some Milkrun customers are making as many as four grocery orders per day and they see huge potential to expand in Sydney...

Food Council demands consistent, nationwide rules on COVID close contacts

The AFGC has sent a proposal to the government outlining measures to mitigate the risks of household contacts transmitti...
lockdowns, index

Food wholesalers face massive losses as orders for perishable goods plunge

Tonnes of perishable food held in stock by family-owned and operated food distribution businesses that supply cafes and ...

First shopping centre-based vaccination hub opens in Melbourne

Frankston's new community vaccination hub is expected to be just the first of a number of shopping centre-based temporar...

Pouch-pack wine pioneer aims to overturn ‘goon-bag’ stigma in eco push

A WA start-up is challenging the perception that goon bag wine is inferior to that in bottles by packaging premium wine ...