Rural Retail. Time to cut out the Middle Man?
The rural retail market in Australia is consolidating. Canadian firm Nutrien will soon increase its share of the rural merchandise market to around 25% of stores with the acquisition of Ruralco (having Landmark already in its stable). Elders, meanwhile, has bought Australian Independent Rural Retailers (AIRR). Whilst there has been much analysis about what it means for regional and rural…
Sep 30, 2019.
The Isolation Epidemic.
Never before have Australians surrounded themselves with so many people in such proximity to one and other, as our cities grow ever larger, and yet, loneliness and social isolation has become the issue of our time. The proportion of traditional nuclear houses in Australia will drop from 44% to 31% over 50 years to 2036. ABS But it wasn’t always…
Sep 26, 2019.
Why the advertising industry must look to country Australia for talent
Since the very first days of settlement, farming has been the lifeblood of this country. Other than mining, farming has been one of the most important contributors to the ongoing growth and success of the nation. So why don’t most Australians recognise the people living in regional and rural Australia as innovators? An article published by the National Farmers’ Federation…
Feb 28, 2019.