Freshly Squeezed: 27.11.19

Ally Feiam By Ally Feiam | 27 Nov 2019

Glue plans to open its first SuperGlue store in Penrith Westfield and PayPal partners with #BuyFromTheBush to support rural communities in Australia. Get a healthy dose of news as we uncover the day’s top stories in e-commerce and retail.

PayPal Partners with #BuyFromTheBush

PayPal has partnered with #BuyFromTheBush which aims to encourage Aussies to ‘Give Better’ during the Christmas season and support rural communities facing drought. The partnership includes the launch of a new gifting portal designed for consumers to discover ‘unique and purposeful’ gifts from 20 local retailers. “While the #BuyFromTheBush campaign has already been a huge success, we wanted to create a gifting portal which extends the reach of the movement and makes it even easier for Aussies to discover one-of-a-kind-gifts,” said Danielle Grant, Shopping Expert at PayPal Australia.

“Our mission this Christmas is to help Aussies give something special from somewhere special, so there’s a little more joy all round. We’re really excited to launch the #BuyFromTheBush portal on PayPal’s website today because every purchase made with businesses on the platform will support our rural communities, many of which have been impacted by the drought.” The portal is live from today.

Glue to Open SuperGlue Store in Penrith

Glue Store is opening its first store in Westfield Penrith, NSW. The opening also celebrates the retailer’s 20th anniversary. The superstore includes an ‘elevated House of Brands concept with Sport, Street and Style all under the one roof. This new brand experience will also feature exclusive leading international brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Carhart, Fred Perry and exclusive new local brands like First Muse’. SuperGlue also has a wider range of apparel and accessories and drops new releases daily. SuperGlue opens Wednesday 5th December.

Qld Introduces Part-Public Holiday on Christmas Eve

The National Retail Association (NRA) has expressed ‘disappointment’ in the Queensland Government’s action for introducing Christmas Eve part-public holiday. “The retailers who will be hurt most by this are not large multi-nationals, but mum-and-dad small business owners who work ridiculous hours just to make ends meet,” explained Dominique Lamb, the CEO of the NRA. “These small retail outlets also rely on the Christmas trade period to support their operation during more lean times of the year. For employers who had planned on trading on Christmas Eve past 6:00pm, their full-time and part-time employees are now entitled to be absent from work if they were going to be rostered past this time.”

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