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Most retailers adopt negative outlook in wake of Covid ‘wrecking ball’


With consumer confidence sinking to its lowest in 30 years this week, most retailers now have a negative outlook of their businesses for the next three months according to the

KFC hit by chicken shortages as Covid-19 impacts supply chains


KFC is alerting customers that some of their favourite dishes may be unavailable as the impact of Covid-related supply chain issues hits stores. Headlined as ‘Sorry if some of your

Close contact rules change to get critical staff back to work


As several key industries begin to buckle under the weight of the staffing shortages caused by the rising tide of Covid-19 cases sweeping Australia, the NSW and QLD State Governments

Employee vaccination status: 3 things franchisors should know


Many franchises are currently dealing with validating employee vaccination status as part of government mandates or, in some cases, a business decision to make vaccination compulsory for workers. Confirming current

Rashays founder blocks restaurant re-openings until unvaccinated free to dine


The founder of Rashays restaurant chain, Rami Ykmour, has taken a stance on the opening up of New South Wales businesses on 11 October saying he will not re-open any

FCA and Snap Print & Design unite in Vaxxed for Freedom campaign


The Franchise Council of Australia has linked with Snap Print & Design in an initiative to boost Covid-19 vaccinations in businesses. The ‘Vaxxed for freedom’ campaign features a simple pin badge

How to find out your State’s revenue downturn benchmark to access Covid-19 support


Since the pandemic’s arrival, many Australian states have faced the ongoing challenge of shifting lockdowns. And, as a result, several new support packages have been announced to help the millions

No doors open, no takeaway revenue: what next for gyms? Why the right vaccination incentive could help


Unlike many other industries, such as hospitality and retail, who have been able to adapt to ‘take away only’ or online e-commerce sales, the Australian fitness sector, which has been

Jim’s Pool Care cancels national conference: how the business is handling lockdowns


Jim’s Pool Care has cancelled its national conference, due to be held on the Gold Coast at the end of August, coinciding with the pool and spa SPLASH trade show.

4-tier system revealed for mandatory vaccinations at work


The Fair Work Ombudsman has adopted a new four-tiered approach for mandatory vaccines in Australian workplaces, and moved away from its earlier advice that employers are “overwhelmingly” unable to introduce mandatory vaccinations