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ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights
4 days ago

ACCC has $170b franchising sector in its sights

Rod Sims, chairman of the competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, is itching for the government to reform the $170 billion franchising sector.

It follows a damning parliamentary …
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Fairness in Franchising (and Oil Code)
1 week ago

Fairness in Franchising (and Oil Code)

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On 22 March 2018, the Australian Senate established a Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct – with the report to be provided …
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Western Australia Changes Regulation Overnight without Consultation
1 week ago

Western Australia Changes Regulation Overnight without Consultation

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has today expressed its shock and dismay at a change to Western Australia’s regulations that will significantly affect tobacco retailing across the state from next …
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Franchise industry faces tougher enforcement regime
1 week ago

Franchise industry faces tougher enforcement regime

The competition regulator will get a raft of new responsibilities and powers to protect potential franchisees from being exploited by large companies when they make the life-changing decision to start …
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One in five tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell cigarettes
2 weeks ago

One in five tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell cigarettes

Research from Cancer Council NSW and Western Sydney University has revealed that almost 20% of a sample of tobacco retailers (including convenience stores, grocery stores, and newsagents) would prefer not …
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Flood of US oil tipped to keep lid on petrol prices
2 weeks ago

Flood of US oil tipped to keep lid on petrol prices

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest global oil outlook, released on Monday night, predicts America’s oil and gas boom will see it become a net exporter by 2021 with profound …
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Fresh take on fuel, convenience store to deliver Coast jobs
2 weeks ago

Fresh take on fuel, convenience store to deliver Coast jobs

A NATIONAL, independent fuel and convenience operator will soon begin to build a hub for local produce, fuel and electric recharge stations in Nambour.

Fresh Trading Co. promises jobs for …
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Retail fuel demand in Australia (5 year trends)
2 weeks ago

Retail fuel demand in Australia (5 year trends)

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ACAPMA estimates that the End-Stream segment of the Australia fuel industry (i.e. fuel wholesale and fuel retail businesses) operates from assets valued at more than $28B and employs more than …
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Convenience stores braving the retail storm
2 weeks ago

Convenience stores braving the retail storm

No longer seen as just an expensive alternative to supermarkets, local convenience stores offer time-poor consumers a viable shopping option for last minute grocery purchases. However times have been tough, …
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Franchise inquiry report imminent, serious reform expected
3 weeks ago

Franchise inquiry report imminent, serious reform expected

The report is imminent, with a possible release date later this week. The industry, which comprises 1100 different franchisors, 80,000 franchisees and almost half a million employees, is bracing for …
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