Friday, January 27, 2023

Australian milk prices shooting up, Rabobank’s latest research reveals

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Aussie consumers are seeing significant price increases across dairy products – based on the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) data – with milk prices having risen at the fastest rate since records began, according to a new report by agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank. In its Dairy Quarterly Q4 2022 – Walking the Tightrope into 2023, Rabobank says while the Aussie consumer has shown resilience in the face of cost-of-living pressures, signs of dairy demand weakness are emerging as a willingness to spend on discretionary items softens.

SEE set to acquire Australia bag-in-box fluids manufacturer Liquibox

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SEE recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Liquibox, a pioneer, innovator and manufacturer of Bag-in-Box sustainable Fluids & Liquids packaging and dispensing solutions for fresh food, beverage, consumer goods and industrial end-markets.

The rising cost of living affects Aussie consumers’ wellbeing, Toluna reveals

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Toluna’s Global Consumer Barometer Study is a regular index that taps into a community panel of 40+ million members to provide accurate and timely information on the world’s current perceptions. The latest wave surveyed 1,016 Australian respondents between 25-31 August. 

Philter Brewing launches Unphiltered Promises campaign via WiredCo.

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From Marrickville to the Goldie, politicians seldom say what they mean or keep their promises. So for this year's GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers, Philter Brewing believes it’s time someone told it how it is and gave their constituents exactly what they want. The ‘Unphiltered Promises’ satirical 1980’s style ‘election’ campaign from WiredCo. is aimed at driving votes for Philter’s XPA in this year’s GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers. By tapping into common niggly issues, Philter Brewing is making promises in seductively unrealistic ways if the brand successfully achieves a top 10 finish for their XPA annual poll.  

Holiday gift shopping: How to pick a bike for your child this Christmas

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With the summer school holidays approaching, parents are thinking of getting their kids a bike for Christmas. Better than adding yet another noisy toy to a pile of toys that won’t get played with after a week, a bike is practical yet fun; and more importantly, a healthy gift. Giving your child a bike for Christmas is a great idea. There is nothing quite like the excitement of seeing a bike by the tree on Christmas morning. getting it at the start of the summer holidays means they can use it for the entire break. Whether it’s your kid’s first bike or an upgrade, there are some important things to remember when you go shopping.  

Consumers prioritise experiences and essentials despite economic pressure

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Amidst an ever-changing and unprecedented global economy, the choices consumers make in what, where and when they spend today may help reveal where we are headed next. The Mastercard Economics Institute’s "Shifting Wallets" report looks at how consumers across the world are holding tight to habits that offer convenience, experience or both.

Aussies sleigh holiday shopping: 1 in 4 looking to spend more this Xmas

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As gift giving season approaches, Afterpay has revealed that while many Aussies are feeling the pinch, 1 in 4 (25%) are planning to spend more than last year, and half (49%) will spend the same. The Afterpay Festive Forecast report, which reveals how Aussies will be balancing shopping, spending and saving, is also inline with Australian Retailers Association (ARA) data which predicts that nearly $64bn will be spent this festive season - a 3% increase on 2021. 

Lo Bros teams up with Ritchies and Drakes to tackle ocean waste problem

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Renowned drinks industry challenger Lo Bros has launched a new impact-led brand, Not Soda, with a mission to clean up our oceans. Retailers Ritchies and Drakes are the first to get behind the effort, with a goal to clean up two million plastic bottles from our oceans by 2025. Lo Bros’ Not Soda will feature heavily in up to 130 of the two retailers’ stores across the country, spearheading a new wave of planet-consciousness that consumers can get behind.

Roses Only achieves record customer retention with Macquarie Telecom

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Macquarie Telecom, part of Macquarie Telecom Group, announced it has helped Roses Only Group, Australia’s online flower delivery service, achieve record levels of customer retention. With access to cloud, VoIP and SD-WAN services, the business delivered twice the amount of orders during last year’s lockdown, and is eyeing an expansion of brands under its portfolio.

Sydney-based entrepreneur is turning plastics from the ocean into profit

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WAW Handplanes is the first (and only) company to have created a sustainable supply chain in Australia using plastic pulled from the ocean. Rikki has been pulling stuff out of the ocean for amusement and profit since he was 6 when his family moved from London to Devon. WAW (meaning ‘Wave After Wave’) is an Australian bodysurfing brand committed to reducing the environmental impact of ocean pollution. Founded by Rikki Gilbey, based in Sydney, Australia, WAW Handplanes are made from sustainable, recycled, and reclaimed materials so you can catch wave after wave leaving nothing but a cleaner ocean in  your wake.