It has been a tumultuous start to 2020, with the devastating droughts and bushfire season, followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian businesses have been faced with unprecedented challenges, and the impact on the FMCG, retail and hospitality sectors has been profound. While some areas of the FMCG sector are on the up, others are struggling, but it is extremely heartening to see the ways in which businesses are adapting and helping others.
In this edition, we cover topical stories to keep our clients informed of industry and legal issues; from managing coronavirus in the workplace, creative corporate restructures – as demonstrated by Woolworths and Harris Scarfe – and what constitutes use as a trademark, to the rise of artificial intelligence in the FMCG industry and the impact of product recalls. We hope you find this issue insightful and, as always, our team is on hand to help with any questions or issues you may have.