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Fine print: Printing companies are being forced to diversify and consolidate

Fine print: Printing companies are being forced to diversify and consolidate

The recent merger between PMP and IPMG is representative of the consolidation taking place in the printing industry, as they face the challenges of operating in the digital age. The…
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Bring home the bacon: Pig farmers are benefiting from rising health consciousness

Bring home the bacon: Pig farmers are benefiting from rising health consciousness

Pig farmers have performed strongly over the past five years, largely due to growing demand for fresh pork meat. While demand for processed pork has stagnated, consumers have increasingly opted…
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Digital dollars: Online ads’ popularity boosts digital advertising agencies’ revenue

Digital dollars: Online ads’ popularity boosts digital advertising agencies’ revenue

The digital advertising agencies industry has posted double-digit growth figures annually over the past five years. Online advertising solutions have risen in popularity among private- and public-sector organisations, compared with…
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Green light: Cosmetic companies are benefiting from green consumerism trends

Green light: Cosmetic companies are benefiting from green consumerism trends

Revenue among cosmetic, perfume and toiletries manufacturers in Australia is expected to reach its highest level in a decade, with revenue growing by 3.5% in 2016-17. Strong export growth, largely…
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Schooled: Childcare centres are taking enrolments from standalone preschools

Schooled: Childcare centres are taking enrolments from standalone preschools

Preschool program enrolments at long day care (LDC) centres have surged over the past five years. Although traditionally offered in standalone preschools, LDC centres are also increasingly providing preschool programs…
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Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

In late 2016, the Federal Government’s backpacker tax bill was passed in the Senate. The bill directly affects working holiday visa holders and is expected to reduce the number of…
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High stakes: Meat processors have grown through exports

High stakes: Meat processors have grown through exports

Strong demand for Australian beef among emerging export markets has led to many meat processing companies growing in revenue over 2015-16. IBISWorld’s Top 100 Food & Beverage list, in partnership…
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Soaring: Booming Australian tourism is creating a need for investment

Soaring: Booming Australian tourism is creating a need for investment

The number of overseas tourists visiting Australia is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decades. Many of these tourists are anticipated to be travelling from Asia, with China likely…
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Good harvest: Free trade agreements boost fruit and vegetable exports

Good harvest: Free trade agreements boost fruit and vegetable exports

Australian fresh fruit and vegetable exports have surged since the signing of several free trade agreements (FTAs) in 2014 and 2015. Deals with China, Japan and South Korea have reduced…
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Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

Shopping around: Many shopping centres are undergoing renovations

Over the last couple of years, many major shopping centres have been undergoing huge makeovers and renovations to attract more patrons. As the shopping centre operators industry is currently in…
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