Coles promises to pay suppliers within 14 days

Fleur Anderson March 3, 2017 AFR Supermarket giant Coles has pre-empted a government inquiry into unfair payment times for small business by promising it will pay more than 1000 smaller merchandise suppliers within 14 days. Coles managing director John Durkan said the move was not intended to steal a march on possible recommendations to government…

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Small Business Ombudsman says legislate 'take-home pay orders' for Sunday cuts

David Marin-Guzman Mar 2 2017 AFR  Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the federal government to legislate for “take-home pay” orders so that employees affected by cuts to Sunday penalty rates can maintain their pay. But the proposal has met strong resistance from employer groups who say it would negate the positive effects…

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Domino's new weapon in pizza wars: Artificial intelligence

Sue Mitchell March 1, 2017 AFR  At La Disfida, Sydney’s top-rated pizza restaurant, there is no such thing as home delivery or online ordering.  Owner Peter Zuzza ruefully admits the restaurant, which still uses a traditional wood-fired oven, doesn’t even have an internet connection. “We have very basic technology.” Despite the lack of technology, La…

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Guzman y Gomez drives into Caltex partnership

February 28, 2017 Inside Retail Mexican fast-food chain Guzman y Gomez (GYG) is set to venture into the drive-thru space, announcing plans to open 38 new restaurants over the next 18 months. GYG said 24 of the new stores will include drive-thru functionality, and an additional four stores will be opened in partnership with Caltex…

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The Distributors Partner with Thankyou

March 3, 2017 The Distributors are now ranging Thankyou products with a new partnership agreement with Thankyou, a social enterprise business that gives away 100% of its profits to help end global poverty. Thankyou products include Thankyou water 600ml, Thankyou snack bars: Cranberry & Coconut; Nut & Chia; Choco Berry Mini Muesli; Blueberry Blast Mini…

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McDonald's hints at plans to bring Big Macs to your doorstep by rolling out delivery service in Britain The fast food giant said it wanted to become "the global leader in delivery" as it eyes up growth opportunities

JAMIE BULLEN MARCH 2, 2017 NEWS McDonald’s has hinted it could start delivering to homes in Britain. The fast food giant suggested the service could made available in the UK, the US, Canada, France and Germany – its five biggest markets.  The topic was mooted as the chain set out its long-term growth plans, partly…

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