Bunnings reveals underpayment bill of $6.1 million
In late September, the popular retailer admitted it had failed to pay a number of its workers superannuation, blaming an error in its payroll system. Today the company revealed the total amount of underpaid super came in at $3.89 million and affected a total of 40,890 workers. With compensation included, the figure increased to $6.1 million.The average underpayment per team member, compensation excluded, equated to $95.33, with the majority of workers set to receive a back payment of under $70. Bunnings has already issued the funds to the Australian Taxation Office.
most TRUSTED brands revealed : Tech giant claims top spot ahead of Bunnings as Woolworths beats Coles and only one bank gets a pass mark . The report released by Brand Institute of Australia surveyed 2000 consumers. The 2019 National Reputation Health Report listed 100 brands
Bunnings Warehouse has been voted as Australia ' s most trusted brand as supermarket giants Coles and Bunnings is now Australia ' s most trusted brand - with supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths also The new Roy Morgan Net Trust Score survey reveals the top 10 trusted brands .
Australia's disdain for banks has hit an all-time low while our love affair with technology and Bunnings has continued according to a survey of consumers.
ING Direct came in at 44th position in the top 100 brands with the healthiest reputation compared to Australia's big four banks which fell well behind.
The Brand Institute of Australia surveyed 2000 consumers about brand image, operations, products and services, social responsibility, innovation, communication, financial performance and customer values.
Big change coming to Bunnings: Hardware giant announces new online marketplace selling products not available in-store
The online store called MarketLink will be available through the Bunnings website, in competition with Amazon's new garden store launched earlier this year. MarketLink will sell items such as indoor furniture, kitchen products and home entertainment products. © Provided by Daily Mail MarketLink will be available through the Bunnings website in order to compete with other marketplaces such as Amazon Managing director Michael Schneider said Bunnings aimed to give customers more choice.
Dettol has topped the list of Australia ' s most trusted brands for 2019, beating out the likes of Band-Aid Research company Catalyst has deduced Australia ' s most trusted brands . A number of interesting additions like Victa Mowers and Bunnings were in it. Of all the Australian 'iconic' brands
Read more : Australia ’ s most trusted brand today is… Back in 2015, Dettol was revealed as the brand Australian’s love the most , with Aussie’s obviously Are you surprised by the results? Do you consider Bunnings and Aldi as trusted brands ? What other brands would you consider trustworthy?
The 2019 National Reputation Health Report listed 100 brands from all sectors with technology dominating the top of the list and financial institutions languishing at the bottom after disastrous findings from the Banking Royal Commission.
Google claimed top spot followed by Bunnings while Samsung and Apple rounded out the top 4 ahead of Qantas.
Woolworths in 6th beat Coles in 11th spot while Kmart came in at 19 ahead of Aldi in 20th while Big W fell to 54.
Where your bank sits
Bendigo Bank - 55
Westpac - 56
CBA - 61
ANZ - 70
NAB - 73
Bendigo Bank took out 55th place before the big four was lead by Westpac in 56th, CBA 61st, ANZ 70th and NAB 73rd.
Coles is forced to pay $5million to drought-stricken farmers after an investigation found the supermarket giant ripped them off over the price of milk
Supermarket giant Coles has been forced to pay Norco dairy farmers more than $5million after allegedly failing to pass on the full price rise it charged customers for milk. The payout follows an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that found Coles did not pay Norco a 10 cents per litre price rise.Coles told shoppers in March it was increasing the price of its own Coles brand milk, supplied by Norco, to raise money for drought-stricken farmers. The grocery retailer vowed in marketing materials that the extra money would be passed straight on to dairy farmers and milk processors.
' Coles and Woolworths should be worried': Australia ' s most trusted brand is revealed - as It beat long-established Australian brands including Qantas, which lost the top spot and fell three places in A German discount brand that set up locally only 17 years ago is Australia ' s most trusted company.
Roy Morgan’ s Net Trust Score Survey for July 2018 revealed Aldi is number one on the list, followed by hardware retailer Bunnings and Australian airline According to Roy Morgan, Aldi, Bunnings , and Qantas have remained in the top five most trusted brands in every survey since October last year.
Crisis and issues management expert Peter Wilkinson said consumers were taking control of their finances and expected better services from the banks which they weren't receiving.
'Companies can't make mistakes and if they do they'll have to apologise and rectify it quickly,' he told.
Coles to pay $5.25m to dairy farmers after failing to pass on drought levy
Coles will pay dairy farmers at least $5 million after the competition watchdog found the supermarket giant failed to pass on a drought levy on fresh milk. About 200 dairy farms will receive $10,000 each after the ACC threatened to take Coles to court for short-changing its own brand milk supplier since April. In March, Coles announced it would be increasing the price of its own milk by 10 cents per litre to raise money for drought-stricken farmers However complaints were made that Coles wasn’t paying farmers the amount it promised.The competition watchdog said farmers who missed out would be fully compensated.
Supermarket mudcakes, saying 'yeah good chat' and only going to Bunnings for a sausage A hilarious list has emerged of some of the most 'bogan' traits Australians have - from classic 'Aussie' Many Australians agree that if you have the logo of your favourite beer brand tattooed somewhere on
ALDI is Australia ’ s most trusted brand .Source:AFP. Despite the banking royal commission levelling damning allegations at most of Australia ’ s financial institutions, Bendigo Bank still ranked in the top three trusted brands . Dutch-based bank ING also scraped into the top 10.
'That's why the banks have done so badly.
'We are in a world now where customers are impatient and the relationship has been flipped where the customer has the dominance … it never used to be that way.'
ING's Head of Retail Banking, Melanie Evans said when the bank launched in Australia, it focused on keeping consumers happy rather.
'From our start in Australia 20 years ago, ING has focused on simple and easy to understand products and services, which allow our customers to do the things they want to do as quickly and easily as possible,' she told the publication.
Centrelink was labelled the unhealthiest brand in 100 spot below Indian miner Adani in 99 while Tiger Airways was ranked 98 - worse than Malaysia Airlines in 96 and Exxon in 95 despite them being responsible for two of the biggest corporate disasters in history.
Despite mounting controversies, Google is still the brand with the best reputation in Australia, according to a new report
Google has been named the brand with the healthiest reputation in Australia, according to The Brand Institute of Australia. Coming in second was home and hardware store Bunnings, followed by Samsung and Apple.In its 2019 National Reputation Health Report, The Brand Institute of Australia looked at Australia's 100 most recognisable brands and provided insights into their reputation. The report was compiled from interviews of a sample of 2000 nationally representative Australian adults.
The home to budget groceries and quirky advertisements, Aldi has beat out Bunnings , Qantas and the ABC to be named Australia ’ s most - trusted brand . Kmart, ING and NRMA also got honourable mentions, with Toyota, Bendigo Bank and Target rounding out the list. However, in the three months
Australia ’ s most valuable brands , as ranked in Brand Finance’s Global 500Source:Supplied. Brand Finance Australia managing director Mark Crowe said Woolworths needed to reinvest in its brand . Moving into the number one spot , telecommunications giant Telstra saw its brand value
The embattled NBN network came in at 91 below controversial Chinese telecom HUAWEI in 87 while once loved brands Holden and Myer were ranked 79 and 79 respectively.
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24 COCA COLA
25 HARVEY NORMAN
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46 SINGAPORE AIRLINES
48 BIRDS EYE
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55 BENDIGO BANK
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Why a top Government Minister wants you to boycott Coles .
Water Resources Minister David Littleproud says Coles' response to an ACCC claim that it did not fully pass on a 10 cents per litre price rise to dairy farmers is "disappointing".The call follows an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigation, which explored whether Coles' 10 cents per litre milk price hike was actually passed on to one producer, Norco, as it claimed it would do in its marketing materials.