The Christmas Flood is…Food

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“The retail flood” this year appears to be for Christmas food - As shoppers return in droves to a more ‘traditional’ approach to their Christmas fayre. Nowhere is that more obvious than at Pattemore’s Meats at Alexandra Hills as he and his team are working harder than Santa to deliver hams across … [Read more...]

‘Ho, Ho, NO’ to unsafe Christmas toys

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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed the results of its proactive Christmas toy safety campaign Operation Safe Christmas 2018. OFT is pleased with the level of compliance and understanding of product safety laws shown by most stores. Of the 4,968 toy lines inspected state-wide, … [Read more...]

Unwanted or Just Ungrateful?

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And so, the researchers have been busy and have managed to put a number to the amount of ‘Unwanted Gifts’ given as Christmas presents this year- and it sits at $620 million and growing. Per research on behalf of Gumtree tea towels, candles, bath salts, handkerchiefs, fly catchers and knitted … [Read more...]

Gotta Return That Gift?

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Did you give or receive a Christmas gift that will need to be returned? Per Australian Consumer Law, shoppers are entitled to a refund or replacement if an item is faulty, damaged or dangerous. But we do need to remember that while many retailers are happy to exchange or refund items if you … [Read more...]

‘Fire Up the BARBIE Love’

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The infamous Aussie male catch cry…and the long-held tradition of the sizzling summer BBQ is creating some safety focus as the count down for Christmas kicks in across the region. A spate of recent faults found in gas bottles across the state has led to a Ministerial call for caution these … [Read more...]