Coles to spend almost $1B on automated distribution centres

With an ongoing threat from Amazon and tightening margins caused by fierce competition, Australian retailers are harnessing every opportunity they can find to boost efficiency. For the recently demerged Coles Group (ASX: COL), this means cutting labour costs and improving its supply chain ...

Coles to spend almost $1B on automated distribution centres
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Coles to spend almost $1B on automated distribution centres
Coles to spend almost $1B on automated distribution centres

With an ongoing threat from Amazon and tightening margins caused by fierce competition, Australian retailers are h...

Property

New home building in Australia facing "toughest year in almost a decade"
New home building in Australia facing "toughest year in almost a decade"

Master Builders Australia has forecast a challenging year ahead for the housing market as slowing mortgage credit ...

Opinion

Will talking to AI voice assistants re-engineer our human conversations?
Will talking to AI voice assistants re-engineer our human conversations?

Photo courtesy of Andy Kelly/Unsplash When you're lost, Siri can be your best friend. But if...

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Crucial lessons from the C-suite: Grow yourself to grow your company

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Entrepreneurship

How CarSwap is taking on a monopoly with its next gen auto classifieds app
How CarSwap is taking on a monopoly with its next gen auto classifieds app

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Technology

Slow Internet with the NBN? You might be eligible for a refund
Slow Internet with the NBN? You might be eligible for a refund

The ACCC is urging NBN customers with slow connection speeds to contact their provider as they may be eligible for...

Slow Internet with the NBN? You might be eligible for a refund
Slow Internet with the NBN? You might be eligible for a refund

The ACCC is urging NBN customers with slow connection speeds to contact their provider as they may be eligible for...

Finance

Collection House acquires $8.5M stake in Volt Bank
Collection House acquires $8.5M stake in Volt Bank

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How integrity can save your website during a redesign

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