The only problem was none of it was true, with Ms Deng instead purchasing the toilet paper from a supplier in China for her two convenience stores – something she vows she will never do again as a result of the furore over the viral video. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Australia: Family slammed for hoarding toilet paper in garage
In January it also emerged Curious Planet – the educational retailer previously known as Australian Geographic, which is owned by parent company Co-op Bookshop – would pull 63 stores across Australia after failing to find a buyer for the brand, while denim chain Jeanswest entered voluntary administration that month and tech giant Bose also revealed it would close all Australian stores and 119 across the globe largely as a result of the rise of online shopping. … [Read more...] about The Reject Shop stocks could be worth $3 billion soon
Delivery of notifications in iPadOS 14 aims to help users continue productivity. Incoming FaceTime and phone calls will appear as a lightweight banner so as not to take up the entire screen, making it easy to either quickly tap to answer the call or simply flick to dismiss and get right back to work. Plus, Siri now appears at the bottom of the screen when activated, allowing users to seamlessly reference information onscreen while making a request, and it quickly gets out of the way when launching other apps or controlling music. There is also a dedicated sidebar which should help the user stay in control of the device and the OS. … [Read more...] about Apple unveils new operating systems for its ecosystem at WWDC20
Rajendra Prasad Sharma With the narrowing of product/service differentiation, what a customer buys is maily dependent on availability in the retail shelves. Physical distribution management, as a part of the marketing channel, has always been critical in achieving the sales volumes of any product. The same is true for the essential commodities the shoppers flocked to buy during the pandemic. Due to the risk of infection in crowded places, shoppers adopted premeditated, planned shopping. The frequency of shopping trips reduced drastically in contrast to the pre-COVID-19 period. The next shopping trip is not on the horizon for another week or longer as it could happen on the same day or at the most, the next day earlier. Hence, distribution management for assured availability for the preferred stock-keeping units (SKUs) has been crucial. The recent health crisis and the lockdown has reinforced that improving distribution is a vital source of strategic power for the manufacturers. Merely … [Read more...] about Brand or Availability? What took prominence during the pandemic?
My friend had bought so many things that it required several bags to fit all of them in. The bags were heavy and we were staggering under their weight. Suddenly, someone from behind tried to take the packages out of my right hand. My immediate reaction was that it was a thief. But when I saw the person, he was well dressed and smiling politely. He took half the packages and started walking along with us. Half a kilometre ahead, the road bifurcated. Our hotel was to the right. The stranger had to go left. He returned our things and went his way, almost apologetic that he could not come all the way with us. … [Read more...] about To beat Covid-19, citizens must remain responsible | Opinion