Local Australian manufacturers have continued to provide innovative services to facilitate safe trading during the coronavirus pandemic. AFI Branding, a fabric printing and signage company in Carrum Downs, Victoria, has continued to design and develop products such as perspex screens, hand sanitiser stations, separation barriers at self-serve checkouts, and floor decals to encourage social distancing. … Continue reading Social distancing signage keeps communities safe
Australian manufacturers and distributors have reportedly been threatened to be dropped by retailers if they start trading through Amazon. With Amazon’s Australian debut looming, there has been widespread criticism from Australian retailers, who fear that they will be driven out of business by the online superstore. According to Channel News, manufacturers and distributors of consumer electronics … Continue reading Australian manufacturers threatened not to work with Amazon
Australian food manufacturers are calling for a dedicated “Australian made” aisle in supermarkets to make it easier for consumers to choose locally made products and keep local businesses afloat.
When a major retailer uses its countervailing power (or “market muscle”) to negotiate better terms from suppliers, should policy makers be concerned?