Australia’s leading insurance companies have received more than 65,000 claims as a result of cyclones, floods and bushfires over summer, with the total bill estimated at $674 million.
The Australian branch of global food retailer Spar has opened its first Jardin Fresh Life store in Queensland, with managing director Lou Jardin revealing there are plans to franchise the brand.
The Australian Bankers’ Association has rebuffed a proposal to cap the surcharge fees imposed by credit card customers, much to the dismay of EFTPOS payment platforms.
Japan’s worst ever earthquake has had a knock-on effect for global markets, with oil prices rising after refineries closed and the initial insurance bill thought to be $100 billion.
Small food retailers can rise above the supermarket price war by offering good old-fashioned service instead, according to a retail expert.