Amazon Australia has launched a food and grocery offer and is already selling out of some products

Amazon Australia has taken a much-anticipated step into pantries, launching 400 pages of food and grocery products on its local platform. Launched on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant has teamed up with hundreds of domestic and international brands to kickstart the offer, including Carman’s, Arnott’s and T2 Tea. Unlike its initial Australian launch last December, which fell … Read more

GOLD COAST CITY MARINA & SHIPYARD TO DOUBLE IN SIZE WITH $100M REVAMP

A new project to expand the Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) has been described as an “exciting coup” for the city’s ever-expanding marine industry as it continues to strengthen its global reputation for excellence in the Asia-Pacific region. With its Stage 2 project valued in excess of $100 million, the marina and shipyard which is … Read more

Confidence in crisis: Overcoming collateral damage after strawberry needle disaster

The Scurr family and their company Piñata Farms have invested substantial sums to develop some of Australia’s most advanced strawberry operations, including high-tech hydroponic substrate farming, new varieties and even metal detectors in the packhouse. But the latter was done to avoid stray rocks or jewellery, not needles like what has been seen with the … Read more

There are signs Australia’s biggest industry sector is slowing down

Activity levels across Australia’s services sector — the largest employer in the country — continued to slow in August, driven by weaker growth in sales, new orders and employment. The Australian Industry Group’s (Ai Group) Performance of Services Indicator (PSI) fell to 52.2 last month in seasonally adjusted terms, down 1.4 points on the level … Read more

“The Patagonia of the beauty industry”: Why Erika Geraerts left Frank Body to start beauty company Fluff

Two years ago Erika Geraerts, the co-founder of $20 million skincare company Frank Body, decided to depart the wildly successful business she’d built with her four other co-founders to create an entirely new category in the beauty industry. She wanted to fight back against the Instagram makeup trends of influencers with perfect skin touting products to … Read more