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Small business financing challenges
3 days ago

Small business financing challenges

By  •  Retailing

“Today, the small business sector is the primary source of income for more than 6.5 million Australians – almost 60% of the Australian workforce. But the real potential of small …
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CEO Julian Segal reinvents Caltex business model
4 days ago

CEO Julian Segal reinvents Caltex business model

Caltex chief executive Julian Segal wants to give you back 10 minutes of your day. Make that 15. Faced with a slow-growth industry – thanks to more fuel-efficient and …
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Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table
4 days ago

Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table

Yesterday, COSBOA participated in a roundtable discussion convened by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to discuss small business finance. The meeting was held in Sydney and was cochaired by RBA Governor …
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CoucheTard, PetroChina, KKR vie for servos
1 week ago

CoucheTard, PetroChina, KKR vie for servos

The sales process for about 230 of the Woolworths petrol stations is understood to be drawing to a close, with Couche-Tard, PetroChina and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts believed to be …
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As Retail Food Group prepares to close hundreds of stores, is the reputation of franchising dead?
3 weeks ago

As Retail Food Group prepares to close hundreds of stores, is the reputation of franchising dead?

Two-thirds of the franchises currently operating in Australia won’t exist in 10 years time.

That’s the view of Howard Bellin, a long-time franchise consultant and the founder of IF International, …
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Councillors willing to negotiate on petrol station operating hours
3 weeks ago

Councillors willing to negotiate on petrol station operating hours

ORANGE City Council will negotiate shorter operating hours with the developer behind a 24-hour petrol station proposed for Molong Road following concerns from neighbours.

Councillors initially considered refusing the development …
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KKR & Co puts private group On The Run on deal radar
2 months ago

KKR & Co puts private group On The Run on deal radar

Fuel and convenience retailing have thrust the nation’s 12th largest private company, Peregrine Corporation, into the crosshairs of private equity giants believed to include KKR & Co.

Street Talk understands KKR is circling the …
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The big decision facing franchisees as Caltex takes back control
2 months ago

The big decision facing franchisees as Caltex takes back control

The 230-odd franchisees who run 433 Caltex service station/convenience stores have a big decision to make over the coming weeks.

Do they terminate their agreements with Caltex now …
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Mobile Payments Architecture: What’s Required and How it Should Look
2 months ago

Mobile Payments Architecture: What’s Required and How it Should Look

By Brad Jones, P97

Fuel retailers need to make the experience of buying fuel simpler and more effective. Using mobile commerce, retailers can increase revenue by providing better offers and …
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Mobile Commerce Diving Deeper: The Disconnect Between Consumer Needs and Fuel Retailers’ Capabilities
2 months ago

Mobile Commerce Diving Deeper: The Disconnect Between Consumer Needs and Fuel Retailers’ Capabilities

By Brad Jones, Asia Pacific Regional Head, P97 Networks

This is the second of a three-part series on an introduction to mobile commerce. Read on to learn about the costs …
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