Rising sales are hiding retailers’ anguish, says ARA chief

Retail spending across Australia is up – but there is a catch, warns Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra. Releasing the latest monthly Mastercard SpendingPulse data this morning, that covers June, Zahra says consumer spending continued its strong trajectory, rising 11.1 percent year on year. Every single retail category showed growth with fuel and convenience … Read more

Companies that flourished during COVID now face losses

There’s been a lot of news lately about companies that became darlings during the pandemic. Netflix said in its earnings call Tuesday that it lost nearly 1 million subscribers last quarter. That’s less than it projected, but it still makes for two quarters of losses in a row. Last week, Peloton announced it’ll stop making … Read more

Drink driving crackdown great for some businesses

GEORGE TOWN: With stricter law enforcement on driving under the influence (DUI), night owls are thinking outside the box to steer clear of breaking the law. Other than using taxi and ehailing services, some are now even turning to tow trucks to get them home safely – along with their wheels. Tow truck operator Chan … Read more

South African president urges stakeholders to examine progress in redressing racialized economy

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 (Xinhua) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday urged stakeholders to examine areas where transformation has been slow and implementation has been weak as the country reflected on progress in transforming racialized economy. There are now more than 300,000 black entrepreneurs who own over half of all small businesses in the … Read more

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Market Size to Surpass USD 271.6 Bn

Tokyo, July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to Precedence Research, the global liquefied petroleum gas market size was estimated at USD 147.25 billion in 2022. Liquefied petroleum gas has developed as a spotless, productive, and convenient energy source that has acquired inescapable acknowledgment around the world. Although melted oil gas is normally inferred through … Read more

Portland yanks job offer for police training chief, citing problems in background check

City officials have walked back an employment offer for the Portland Police Bureau’s new director of training – after an unspecified problem arose during a background check of the veteran Los Angeles police officer who was primed to take the job. Bureau officials announced Wednesday they had rescinded the conditional offer of employment made to … Read more

embracing digital disruption to the finance and payments ecosystem

Today’s payments market sees cash rendered redundant, as a third player cements its place at the register: buy now pay later. A Talkwaker study has found ways brands can foster customer loyalty in the face of these new contenders. Consumer intelligence platform Talkwalker has analyzed Australian social media trends and conversations throughout 2022 to gain … Read more

Llega a México Easy Ship, el programa de Amazon para que las PyMEs hagan envíos sin pasar por sus almacenes

Amazon has announced the launch in Mexico of a program whose mission is to make life a little more simple for Mexican businesses that sell their products through the platform. Su nombre es Amazon Easy Ship y busca beneficiary a las PyMEs de México al poner a su disposibilidad la network de transportistas de Amazon. … Read more

Nadie sabrá que has entrado en Instagram con este sencillo truco | Lifestyle

Instagram se ha convertido en una de las redes sociales más utilizados. La grand alternativa a TikTok presumes de una serie de funciones muy attractivas, como sus Stories, con las que publicar historias fímeras que tienen una duración de 24 horas. Por no hablar de las constantes updates que lanza el equipo detrás del desarrollo … Read more