All smiles: Mark McInnes, left, has signed a new contract with chairman Solomon Lew.

Pay day for Premier's CEO Mark McInnes

Premier Investments has "locked up" its retail chief executive Mark McInnes for another few years by awarding him a $1 million-plus pay rise, paying his rent for three years and giving him clearance to sell shares worth more than $12 million.

Coles stores in NSW were empty until 1pm on Anzac Day, while Woolworths was a hive of activity.

Coles cries foul over Anzac Day chooks

Coles is crying "fowl" over strict Anzac Day trading hours, claiming that arch-rival Woolworths broke the law by putting staff into stores before opening time to cook the chooks and put buns in the ovens.

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