supermarkets

Supermarkets across Australia have introduced a purchase limit on toilet paper to prevent stockpiling.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only access one item – would you choose toilet paper?

“Mall operators in Australia are not anchored around department stores – their business models are instead mainly based around supermarkets,” says Professor Jack Cadeaux, Head of the School of Marketing at UNSW Business School.

Retailers need to focus on the core offering of their products rather than peripherals, and adapt their business models to increasingly fickle and tech-savvy consumers, says a UNSW Business School professor.

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What kind of peace deal do you have if one of the major protagonists in the battle is absent, asks Frank Zumbo. 

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Consumers should always be able to choose where they shop, rather than have that decision made for them by big businesses, argues Frank Zumbo.

Jenny stewart

If we want market forces to work for us, rather than against us, we may need to start exercising a bit more policy creativity, writes Jenny Stewart.