Business

Blackmores opens distribution centre

Blackmores’ new distribution centre at Bungarribee, a suburb of Blacktown in western Sydney, was officially opened by Dr Hugh McDermott, NSW Labor MP for Prospect, who acknowledged the importance of Australian companies investing in local jobs and infrastructure. “It’s wonderful to see a growing company like Blackmores right here in western …

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Mal backs bag ban

Rugby league great Mal Meninga has joined forces with the National Retail Association (NRA) to launch a campaign in Queensland calling on consumers to get behind the state government’s July 1 ban on single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags. “The number of plastic shopping bags used by Queenslanders is nearing a billion each year – most …

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POTY 2019 now open

Applications have opened for the Pharmacy Guild’s competition to find the country’s top pharmacy. Pharmacy of the Year (POTY) 2019, a Guild initiative sponsored by Care Pharmaceuticals and the Quality Care Pharmacy Program, seeks to acknowledge the most innovative and adaptable pharmacy businesses that strive to provide more healthcare services …

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Priceline and Perdis team up

Priceline Pharmacy plans to expand its brand’s range to meet changing customer demands, announcing at its annual conference a partnership with make-up artist Napoleon Perdis. Priceline Pharmacy General Manager Tamalin Morton says changing shopping habits have meant consumers are looking for broader ranges of products in one location, prompting the …

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16 student teams to compete

Registrations for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2018 National Student Business Plan Competition have closed, with 16 teams set to compete for this year’s prize. This year’s high registration result follows the success of the 2017 competition and includes multiple registrations from several schools across Australia and New Zealand, including …

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Slingshot of support

The Australian Pharmacy Alliance and DaigouSales.com have a new initiative called the Slingshot Brand Incubation Program to showcase emerging products throughout its 650 independent pharmacies across Australia. The Slingshot program may assist emerging Australian brands to grow and establish their brands through a pharmacy-based retail placement program. It is the …

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Webstercare honoured for designs

Webstercare has received two Good Design Awards for its Webster-pak Interim and Webster-pak 28 products in the Communication Design category, recognising outstanding design and innovation. Good Design Australia’s 60th Good Design Awards were presented at the Sydney Opera House last week, with 260 projects selected to receive the award from …

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Cross-border selling research

Cross-border online shopping spending in China has exceeded $132.87 billion, almost eight times larger than Australia’s total online shopping market, according to new research by Frost & Sullivan in conjunction with Chinese retail strategy experts Azoya Consulting. The study reveals that 87per cent of Australian respondents see China as a …

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