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Offline #Metro

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #240 on: May 20, 2021, 05:31:20 PM »
Need trading hours reform.
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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #241 on: May 21, 2021, 06:12:40 PM »
Definitely and a liquor licencing review to allow supermarkets to sell liquor where appropriate. This will allow IGA and Aldi compete in that segment with Coles and Woolworths.

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #242 on: May 22, 2021, 08:45:52 PM »
 
Need trading hours reform.

Considering the vast majority of retail stores already don't open for the permitted hours, what is the benefit, other than to increase the stranglehold of the ColesWorth duopoly?

Definitely and a liquor licencing review to allow supermarkets to sell liquor where appropriate. This will allow IGA and Aldi compete in that segment with Coles and Woolworths.

The way to fix this is to allow responsible business owners to have a bottleshop licence independently of a hotel licence, not to sell liquor in supermarkets that are frequented by minors.

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #243 on: May 22, 2021, 08:58:39 PM »
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Considering the vast majority of retail stores already don't open for the permitted hours, what is the benefit, other than to increase the stranglehold of the ColesWorth duopoly?

People support these stores financially because they provide the goods and services they want.

It just the government standing in the way of that. Other state jurisdictions have moved on from this debate.
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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #244 on: May 22, 2021, 09:00:37 PM »
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Considering the vast majority of retail stores already don't open for the permitted hours, what is the benefit, other than to increase the stranglehold of the ColesWorth duopoly?

People support these stores financially because they provide the goods and services they want.

It just the government standing in the way of that. Other state jurisdictions have moved on from this debate.

People support these stores because they have excessive market power, make unfair deals with suppliers and have formed a duopoly. If our politicians had any gonads, they'd break them up.

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #245 on: May 22, 2021, 09:24:12 PM »
'Market power' doesn't force anyone to go there and start buying things.

What is forcing are laws that shut Supermarkets, Restaurants et al. down by 9 pm so that you are induced to shop at expensive places like 7 Eleven which strangely enough, was the subject of a Fair Work investigation and ABC investigative journalism documentary for paying below minimum wage and exploiting workers on foreign visas.

You could just as easily shop online, go to IGA or Aldi.

Public transport and the city will generally be much better off when major shopping centres etc are allowed to stay open to at least 9 pm on any day of the week, including weekends.

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Considering the vast majority of retail stores already don't open for the permitted hours, what is the benefit

Woolworths Brisbane airport is located on Federal land and as such falls outside of the trading hours regime. Open 24 hours even

though there are no residential developments on airport land.
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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #246 on: May 23, 2021, 01:04:13 AM »
Need trading hours reform.

Considering the vast majority of retail stores already don't open for the permitted hours, what is the benefit, other than to increase the stranglehold of the ColesWorth duopoly?

Definitely and a liquor licencing review to allow supermarkets to sell liquor where appropriate. This will allow IGA and Aldi compete in that segment with Coles and Woolworths.

The way to fix this is to allow responsible business owners to have a bottleshop licence independently of a hotel licence, not to sell liquor in supermarkets that are frequented by minors.
The seperate bottle licence idea is not good for business. Smaller supermarkets and retailers cannot afford to run seperate bottle shops.  It's no improvement to what we have now. RSA regulation protects minors from harm.  Most jurisdictions in Australia allow most businesses including supermarkets to apply and sell liquor without any issue.

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #247 on: May 24, 2021, 11:16:28 AM »
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which strangely enough, was the subject of a Fair Work investigation and ABC investigative journalism documentary for paying below minimum wage and exploiting workers on foreign visas.
nothing strange about it at all.......it was visually obvious for years their hiring practices weren't normal...
FWA/ABC were simply acting on all the complaints from workers who had the courage to speak up 'under threat of deportation' from their employers...

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #248 on: May 26, 2021, 02:57:22 PM »
Couriermail---->Development application for Paradise Garden Shopping Village in Thornlands lodged

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Upon approval the Paradise Garden Shopping Village in Thornlands will have 7750sq m of net lettable retail and commercial space and include a full-line supermarket, specialty stores, service station, medical centre, family friendly tavern and a number of alfresco dining options in addition to an expansive 1.4ha neighbouring parkland for community use.


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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #249 on: May 31, 2021, 10:22:57 PM »
Taken today. The foundations of Coles Local Taringa starting to take shape.

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #250 on: June 10, 2021, 11:52:59 PM »
The new Liquorland shop fitout at Coles Lutwyche.

Similar to a Vintage Cellars fitout which is also owned by Coles

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Re: General Retail - Supermarkets, Shopping Centres, Department Stores
« Reply #251 on: June 16, 2021, 05:25:46 PM »
Another surprising anchor tenant for the Valley Metro. Sunlit coming soon.

 

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