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Robots are helping humans pick up online grocery orders in a new Woolworths facility in Melbourne. Woolworths today announced it has begun using robots to augment the work of online order pickers in a purpose-built facility adjoining its existing Carrum Downs supermarket. The 2400sqm space uses automated storage units to

Woolworths is trialling a new digital contact tracing system and is sharing real-time data to show when its stores are busiest, as the supermarket giant steps up its health and safety efforts.  The news comes as new research revealed that many businesses are failing government contact tracing directives. According to a

Woolworths today announced it is partnering with Uber to deliver groceries as part of its response to the surge in demand for home deliveries during the COVID-19 crisis.  Drivers for the ride hailing giant will pick up and deliver orders packed by the supermarket as part of a trial that

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia passed 200 on Sunday, Joanne Musgrave was busy checking every single order that shipped from her online store Shop Naturally met the newly imposed buying limits. Thinking ahead, she was also sourcing out-of-stock products and making sure they were reserved

Australia’s extended and disastrous bushfire season has brought into sharp relief the high economic and personal cost of climate change.  That economic impact is increasingly recognised around the world as a major business risk. In California, for instance, it led to what is now referred to as the first climate

Woolworths is now Australia’s most valuable brand, overtaking reigning champion Telstra according to an analysis conducted by Brand Finance. The supermarket giant’s brand value increased 5 per cent to $11.8 billion. Released today, the annual Australia 100 2020 Report found that Telstra’s brand value has dropped considerably over the past

Supply chain projects underway at supermarket giant Coles are expected to have a transformative impact on the retailer’s operations as they come online over the next five years. But in the short term, Coles is expanding its partnership with UberEats, launching its own subscription delivery program and bringing wearables into

Woolworths will begin trialing automated “micro fulfilment centres” in its supermarkets in the next 12 months to help meet the growing demand for online shopping. Three yet to be determined Woolworths sites will trial technology from a US startup that augments order picking with automation, essentially using robots to bring

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Australians got a taste of a world without digital payments on Thursday afternoon when Telstra network outage took down ATM and Eftpos machines at some of Australia’s biggest retailers. All services have now been restored and the telco has apologised for the impact and inconvenience to business and their customers.

Supermarket giant Woolworths is expanding its mobile checkout technology to more locations following an initial 10 month trial. Scan&Go allows customers to scan goods with their smartphone as they walk through the store and pay in the app before tapping off at a dedicated kiosk. The expansion of the trial