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Food retailers ate up $196 million in extra sales during January alone – with the ABS pointing the finger at panic buying brought on by lockdowns

There’s evidence that January’s elevated grocery spending was caused by panic buying, according to the ABS. In new retail trade data, the ABS said a 1.6% growth in food retailing correlated with coronavirus shutdowns in Brisbane and Western Australia. Online food shopping remained at elevated levels through the month, bucking […]
Food retailers ate up $196 million in extra sales during January alone – with the ABS pointing the finger at panic buying brought on by lockdowns
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Supermarkets are now allowed to coordinate with each other on food supplies during the coronavirus crisis

The ACCC is letting supermarkets coordinate with each other when working with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure groceries are evenly distributed around Australia. It comes under a special interim authorisation for supermarkets including Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and IGA’s parent company Metcash. The authorisation, however, doesn’t allow the supermarkets to agree […]
Supermarkets are now allowed to coordinate with each other on food supplies during the coronavirus crisis
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Coles announced new measures to keep stores stocked during the coronavirus outbreak, including hiring 5,000 more casual staff and suspending home delivery

Coles has unveiled a raft of new measures to keep its stores stocked amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company is employing 5,000 additional casual workers to help restock shelves and serve customers. Coles is also temporarily suspending home deliveries for all customers, with the exception of those who are vulnerable […]
Coles announced new measures to keep stores stocked during the coronavirus outbreak, including hiring 5,000 more casual staff and suspending home delivery