With the July 1 deadline for the latest round of penalty rates cuts hitting over the weekend, more than 700,000 Australian workers including thousands in the retail and fast-food industries were impacted, but what does this mean for franchisors?
With Coles and Woolworths supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags at their checkout counters, and Queensland and Western Australia bringing in bans on single-use plastic bags for all retailers from July 1, a long overdue step is being taken towards reducing Australia’s plastic waste.
In a difficult economic context, the fashion industry, and even the long-reluctant luxury goods sector, have turned towards digital technology. Image and social networks have become key elements of fashion and luxury companies’ strategies.
Outdoor adventure retailer, Anaconda and fast-moving American burger franchise, Carl’s Jnr have committed to South-East Queensland’s newest large format retail and convenience centre.
A franchise group which includes the food chains New York Pizza and Hombre Mexican Cantina has gone into administration owing more than $500,000
Fast food giant McDonald’s has not renewed the lease on a central Sydney outlet as part of a strategic repositioning in the city which will see it ready to snap up new retail opportunities.