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Selling these new bags at 15 cents each, effectively creates another revenue stream with nearly A$71 million in gross profit. Paul Miller/AAP

Getting rid of plastic bags: a windfall for supermarkets but it won’t do much for the environment

Moves by major to supermarkets to only offer plastic bags for a charge could make these businesses more than a million dollars a year, but it may only have a small impact on the environment.
A prototype Amazon delivery drone. Amazon.com

Delivery drones: swooping down to prey on our self-control

Amazon.com and others are eager to fill the skies with drones delivering packages at all hours. Convenient, yes, but it could transform – and not in a good way – our ability to make informed choices.
The research looked at the price setting in a number of petrol retailers in Perth over five years. Julian Smith/AAP

New research shows how petrol retailers pushed prices up in Perth

New analysis of the behaviour of petrol retailers in Perth over a period of five years shows how tacit collusion caused prices to increase by up to 50%.
Is Black Friday already a relic? Reuters

Is Black Friday a thing of the past?

'Christmas creep' is pushing the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier. Has Black Friday – its traditional start – lost its luster?
Big can be beautiful for Australia’s retail giants. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Supermarket monsters can be agents of change

Some say the only way to smash the Coles/Woolworths duopoly is more regulation and a consumer backlash, but this assumes all power is used for evil.
What’s the proper tip for a cup of joe? Shutterstock

Why we should get rid of tipping

The custom is confusing to customers, creates instability for workers and ironically doesn't necessarily result in better service as intended.
Apple is considered a leader in designing “experience” stores. Some of their retail outlets in Manhattan have become tourist destinations. Shutterstock

Brick-and-mortar retailers must reinvent themselves to survive the shift to online shopping

Department stores and other brick-and-mortar retailers registered another lackluster holiday shopping season, while online sales have remained upbeat since Cyber Monday. As more consumers spend a larger…

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