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Category Archives: Retail, Franchising & Distribution


Playing fair

In life, we frequently see power players flexing their proverbial muscles. From setting the status quo, to further leveraging their lead, the smaller player oft […]

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Sorry, your gift card has expired

If you sell gift cards to consumers in New South Wales, it may be time for you to update your terms and conditions. Starting 31 March 2018, gift cards sold: […]

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Country of origin labels – are you the full package?

Get ready for a fresh look at labelling. Food packaged after 1 July 2018 for sale in Australia must meet new country of origin labelling (CoOL) requirements […]

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Keep your options open

In today’s world of fast paced transactions we often feel like we are stuck on the train of life without any option to get off. Nevertheless, we all have opti […]

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Splitting the bill: retail lease outgoings

When it comes to dinner dates, bar tabs and property maintenance costs, you’ll be hard pressed finding someone eager to foot the bill. Unsurprisingly, it is n […]

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Apple takes a bite out of retail

In November 2010 Apple Inc obtained a three-dimensional trade mark of the layout of their ‘flagship’ stores in the United States as depicted below. Since t […]

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Comparison pricing: the price is right

Comparison advertising with two prices is frequently used as a powerful sales tool. Businesses often compare the price of a product with: the company's prev […]

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Therapeutic benefits of tiger tooth

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) administers the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (Act) and is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including: […]

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Franchisors beware: ACCC set to audit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sometimes release details of industries or target groups that will be receiving their attention, eithe […]

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PPSR warning noises become a chorus

The initial warning noises about compliance with the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 Cth (PPSA) are becoming a chorus. The following should serve as anoth […]

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