Monthly reporting for JobKeeper payments

Businesses that have enrolled for the JobKeeper Payment and identified their eligible employees will need to make a business monthly declaration to the ATO.

Plant based food on the go now available at 7-Eleven

People looking for vegan friendly options or a delicious meat-free alternative can now drop into 7-Eleven Australia for plant based versions of traditional favourites.

Find the right fit for your store with the Retail Ready Jobs Program

As retailers begin to reopen and start the recovery process, the ARA Retail Ready Jobs Program can help take the time and cost out of looking for skilled staff.

Does your retail business stop traffic?

From 1 July 2020, the Traffic Control Training (TCT) scheme will transfer from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to SafeWork NSW. The scheme will fall under the Work Health and Safety Act as the Work Health and Safety Amendment (Traffic Control Work Training) Regulation 2019.

Consumer COVID-19 shopping habits revealed

Service Integrity, a leading mystery shopping and research company, recently published COVID-19 nationwide retail survey results.

The role social media plays in today’s retail environment

As technology continues to evolve, as does the way that consumers interact with their favourite brands, both online and offline. The upsurge in the use of social media and other digital channels means that the way retailers reach and engage today’s consumers is drastically different to 10 years...

Update: Latest on COVID-19 State restrictions

State governments are continuing to release their next stage plans to aid in the economic recovery and ensure safe work practices. Here is an updated summary of plans announced from around the country.

nbn COVID-19 small and medium business package update

To help Australians respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, nbn is providing up to $50 million to assist phone and internet providers to support small and medium businesses.

Victoria announces further easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews announces a further easing on restrictions from 11:59 pm on 31 May, which will allow beauty and personal care services like nail salons, spas, tattoo parlours to reopen with up to 20 customers per space – with customer contact details required to be kept.

Post COVID-19 lockdown retail trends predictions

The impact of COVID-19 on the Australian retail supply chain should not be understated. The implementation of isolation measures led to many traditional retail businesses standing-down staff or closing. At the same time, other retailers experienced spikes in ecommerce orders and struggled to...

Deliveries in the future and what they will look like

If the last decade of retail has taught us one thing, it’s that evolving consumer expectations will continue to innovate delivery and returns solutions for years to come.

Restrictions easing as economic recovery continues

As lockdowns ease around the country, State and local governments are beginning to release their next stage plans to aid in the economic recovery and safe work practices for local businesses. We have included a summary of plans announced over the past week from around the country.

Infection control training for reopening businesses

The Morrison Government and all State and Territory governments have agreed to jointly invest in a new $80 million infection control training fund. 

ATO COVID-19 scams and JobKeeper payment updates

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is aware of a significant increase in Australians being targeted with COVID-19 scams, fraud attempts and deceptive email and SMS schemes.

Free COVID-19 webinars for small businesses

Small businesses facing challenges amid COVID-19 can receive free advice on support options available from the NSW Government through a series of new webinars.

SDA shopping centre 10-point health and safety plan

As governments start to lift their COVID-19 lockdowns, retail workers in clothing, department and other stores are readying themselves to return to work as long as it is safe to do so.

7-Eleven takes control of its supply chain

7-Eleven Australia is making a major investment in evolving its supply chain to support the company’s sustainable growth and ongoing focus on fresh food and innovation through a new partnership with Emergent Cold. 

Pinterest launches Shopify app for easy catalogue uploading

Pinterest announces partnership with Shopify through a new app that gives retailers a quick way to upload catalogues to the platform and turn their products into shoppable Pins.

Australia's roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions

Following the Prime Minister and National Cabinet's recent roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia, states and territories have announced their plans for easing restrictions, as the economy prepares to move from crisis to recovery

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