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Grocery delivery to be automated within 20 years?

Driverless grocery stores replace supermarkets, while mail is handled by automated delivery units.

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Woolworths plastic bag ban starts

3.2 billion plastic bags cut from circulation today.

Supermarkets are stocking more of their own brands even as they shrink stores. Shutterstock

Private label is taking over supermarket shelves

Love or loathe them, private label products are going to significantly impact Australian suppliers.

Retail Food Group, which owns several franchise brands including Donut King, has been criticised for unscrupulous business practices.

The problem with franchising

Franchise failures and scandals seem to make the news with disturbing frequency, but the headlines fail to address the real problems.

Woolworths has already announced it will open more smaller stores.

Honey, I shrunk the store

Why your local supermarket is getting smaller.

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Starbucks Chairman steps down amid presidential rumours

Howard Schultz announces he will step down from his role at Starbucks effective June 26

Coles

Supermarket giants step up war on plastic

Coles and Woolworths step up their war on plastic.

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Most Americans uninterested in buying groceries online

New research finds that 67 per cent of Americans have never purchased groceries online

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McDonald’s crowned Australia’s favourite fast food

Over half of Australian’s prefer McDonald’s to other fast food retailers, new research finds.

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Domino’s, Subway fail to tackle obesity

New research finds biggest fast food chains failing to tackle obesity.

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