Banning single-use plastic bags makes sense, as long as it doesn't usher in behaviours that are just as bad, or worse – like over-using heavier bags made of even more plastic.
The success of the plastic bag ban announced by Australia's big two supermarkets will hinge on whether they can persuade customers to change an engrained behaviour - without annoying them.
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.
For consumers of Australia's retail sector, choice and convenience will continue to emerge. For incumbents unable to deliver on these outcomes, the future is bleak.
The harm pokies cause is widespread and tends to affect those already under significant stress. $1 bets are a good first step toward reducing this harm.
The ACCC lost a case it brought against Woolworths for how it treated suppliers. It needs to rethink how it tackles such cases.
More supermarkets are starting to stock "phantom brands"- private label products without any reference to the business' brand or logo.
A decision by South African hotel and casino group, Sun International to pull out of Nigeria raises many questions about the conditions of doing business in the second largest economy in Africa.
It's a tough time to be a retailer in Australia, but there are some retailers that have found the formula for success.
Some of the bigger grocery retailers are moving away from convenience stores because of increased costs, difficulties reading the market and cannibalisation.
Woolworths must turn its fortunes around. Does it have the right strategy?
Supermarkets are finally catching on to the fact that consumers have disliked the proliferation of private labels.
Previous attempts to revitalise one of Britain's best-known retail brands have gone awry. Has the rot gone too far this time?
Woolworths' move to rebrand its private labels may lead to no points of difference for customers between supermarket products except price, where Aldi is strongest.
The big supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, will need to think of new strategies to compete with new chains such as Aldi which continue to steal market share.
Major food retailers say they are aiming for zero food waste - but are transferring the costs onto not-for-profit groups and suppliers.
Shareholders should be worried about how much it's costing Woolworths to run its business.
The massive financial and managerial distraction created by Masters has left Woolworths little time and money to focus on its core grocery business.
Unconscionable conduct by (mainly big) business has been notoriously tricky to prove. Could a change in legal wording help?
The retail giant's attempt to head off Aldi's growing market share is causing more headaches for shareholders.