Day: 26 July 2021

5 Shifts happened in retail right now

Retailers’ relative performance in capital markets starkly demonstrates a pandemic-driven acceleration of ongoing industry shifts. This means those that wish to keep up need to speed up. Confined indoors, consumers did not remain idle. Despite incomes shrinking significantly for many—especially in Asia, where government stimulus was limited—global shopping volumes overall increased, leading the retail sector …

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Regional businesses locked out from the rest of the country

Regional Queensland businesses locked out from the rest of the country are desperate for support if they are able to maintain their commitment to staff and championing Queensland tourism, retail and hospitality. Cairns Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) are calling for the financial and emotional impact of COVID lockdowns …

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Businesses preparing for state’s single-use plastics ban

With just over a month to go, businesses across Queensland are getting ready for Queensland’s ban of single-use plastics. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the Palaszczuk Government was teaming up with Australia’s peak retail body the National Retail Association (NRA) as well as the Boomerang Alliance for a travelling roadshow to make sure businesses and …

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Irrespective of industry or location SMBs hurt by lockdown deserve support, says COSBOA

The last 18 months have shown us the difficulty of developing one perfect, all-encompassing financial support package that works for all small business owners. What we need is a multi-layered approach that covers rent, wages, staff retention, mortgage payments, other loan repayments, and utilities. Every small business person suffering financially from COVID-19 lockdowns should be …

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