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Day: October 14, 2020

Small wineries saved this year with 50% relying on direct-to-customer sales

Wine sales direct to consumers grew by 7 per cent in value in 2019–20, outperforming other sales channels, according to the results of Wine Australia’s Wine Direct-to-Consumer survey report 2020, released today. Overall, wine sales via all channels declined by 3 per cent during the same period. Across the sector, direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales make up an …

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When it comes to retail, getting the small gestures right can be the key to success

One of my earliest memories is shopping with Mum at Sainsbury’s (UK supermarket) and the comforting smell of freshly baked bread. A small retail gesture by a supermarket that’s now de rigeur, but back in the 1970s it was a new retail experience, as supermarkets gunned for small high street producers like the local baker. …

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Tasmania announces $2.5m small business grants for events industry

The Tasmanian Government recognises the significant contribution small businesses, hospitality and events make to the Tasmanian economy and the impact restrictions related to COVID-19 have had on the sector. Our events sector is critical for driving visitation around our state, which in turn helps support our hospitality and small businesses, particularly in regional areas. Today …

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SA’s tourism vouchers designed to give SMBs a boost up for grabs today

South Australians are being urged to sign up for their ‘Great State’ tourism voucher, which are up for grabs from 9am tomorrow. Nearly 240 city and regional accommodation providers have signed up for the scheme, which will see hardworking South Australian families save $100 a night for participating providers in the CBD and $50 for …

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NSW eases hospitality restrictions and welcomes outdoor performances

Restrictions for outdoor dining and outdoor music performances will be eased, under relaxed COVID-19 safety rules. From this Friday, 16 October 2020 restrictions at hospitality venues will be eased to allow one patron for every two square metres in outdoor areas (previously this was one person per four square metres). Businesses wishing to take advantage of the …

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