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Coles and Woolworths have turned to big tech, bringing in warehouse robots as online ordering jumps in lockdowns

- August 29, 2021 4 MIN READ

As lockdowns continue across Australia, many households are doing something they may not have considered just 18 months ago: ordering groceries online. Australia’s supermarket duopoly, Coles and Woolworths, have raced to implement new technology and transform labour arrangements to keep up with the e-grocery boom. Both are investing in “smart” warehousing and distribution systems with… Read more »

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Finnish ecommerce platform Nosto snaps up Stackla, the Australian startup that fell foul of Facebook

- June 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

Stackla, the social media marketing startup that had a near-death experience in 2019 when it was blocked Facebook and Instagram, has been sold to Finnish e-commerce platform Nosto. The terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed. Facebook’s move against Stackla, which built its business on user-generated content amid a crackdown following the Cambridge… Read more »

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Miniature wine startup Trust in Taste pivots to Australia after China’s trade bans

- February 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

An Adelaide-based startup that began sending miniature wine samples direct to potential wine customers in China in 2018 has opened a production facility in South Australia and expanded into the education, trade and event sectors. The onset of COVID-19 and the inability to hold in-person tastings has fast-tracked the Trust in Taste business, which is… Read more »