In a step towards a healthier Australia, flybuys is partnering with activity trackers such as Fitbit to reward customers for being active with a 10 percent discount on all of Coles’ fresh fruit and vegetables.
London-based clothing manufacturer and retailer, Charles Tyrwhitt, has paid a $10,800 penalty after being issued with an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), following an investigation into the company’s ‘was/now’ pricing practices.
There are just two weeks to go before the heavyweights of the retail industry gather at the Australian Financial Review Retail Summit, 28-29 September at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. On the agenda: the future for Australian retail, and the strategies by which retailers can boost...
The NSW Auditor General, Margaret Crawford, says the NSW Food Authority needs to better monitor its arrangements with councils that inspect retail food businesses on its behalf.
Retailers can learn some valuable lessons in negotiation from Coles’ Tim Tams price rise stand off.
Online card fraud is increasing in Australia and retailers remain high value targets.
Men continue to spend more than women online, with gender stereotypes playing out, as men dominate takeaway food and video game purchases, while women spend more on fashion and cosmetics, according to the 2016 Sensis eBusiness Report.
The Fair Work Commission today issued further Directions in relation to the conduct of the Penalty Rates case. This document outlines the proceedings and process going forward.
Iconic British Department Store, Debenhams, will open in Melbourne’s St Collins Lane precinct in September 2017.
Managing the performance of your employees is a necessary evil – it’s never fun, but is often essential to protect your business from the damage an underperforming employee can cause.
A large retailer of global footwear brands has landed themselves in hot water after deciding to terminate a store manager for serious misconduct following allegations of theft and fraud.
It feels as though we’ve blinked and eight months of the year have flown past. There are now only three months until Christmas! Before we know it, department stores will be decorating their floors with Christmas trees and tinsel and we’ll be checking our lists twice to make sure we’ve bought all...
In a landmark decision at the Fair Work Commission, Senior Deputy President Drake and Deputy President Lawrence found that for the purposes of calculating redundancy payouts, a permanent employee’s initial period of regular and systematic casual employment will count towards their period of...
The Fair Work Commission has announced important changes to the rules about taking paid annual leave. The changes relate to cashing out of annual leave, taking annual leave in advance and managing ‘excessive’ annual leave balances.
By John Rice, University of New England and Nigel Martin, Australian National University*
7-Eleven is proposing a range of critical industry reforms to underpin standards and entrench ethical behaviours across Australia’s franchise sector.
Uniqlo will relocate its Chadstone store in Melbourne to an expanded space within the centre to open on October 13.
Sexual harassment can have significant consequences, with retailers urged to take every precaution to prevent its occurrence.
Lush Cosmetics has relocated its flagship store to a space three times the size of its orginal in Sydney's Queen Victoria Building (QVB).
By Mike Darlow*Most of those who run businesses sensibly focus on operating the business rather than on its bookkeeping and the production of its financial reports, tax returns and similar.
What is shopper marketing and why do it? The Retailer looks at the applications of shopper marketing for retailers.
Sydney’s CBD continues to lead the way nationally in terms of retail rent growth, with a 28.4 percent increase in NSW prime rents recorded for the year to Q2 2016.
Making the most of technology in a retail business could be the difference between make or break this year.
Scentre Group (formerly known as Westfield) has jointly purchased the David Jones Market St building in Sydney''s CBD with Cbus Property.
Melbourne Airport has re-appointed travel retailer, Dufry, as its partner for international duty free retail.
A Korean migrant who opened two takeaway food outlets in Darwin late last year without checking the wages applicable to his business underpaid his workers almost $50,000 in just four months.
With its new ownership now firmly instated, stalwart department store, David Jones, has unveiled a new store concept it hopes will cement its place in Australian retail’s future.
The results are in for the 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards.
Retailers looking for opportunities to network, learn from other successful retailers and celebrate the cream of the crop in the industry are encouraged to purchase tickets for next week’s 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards.
Stewart Free and Andrew Spring of insolvency, turnaround, and forensic specialist services firm Jirsch Sutherland were appointed joint and several liquidators of fashion boutique business, Hanama Collection on 22 July 2016. The companies traded as Paper Scissors and Chicabooti in Australia.
Australian department store chain, David Jones, has opened its first international store in Wellington, New Zealand, marking a significant milestone in the department store’s 178 year history.
Retail business will be the first focus of a Victorian Small Business Regulation Review (SBRR) to be carried out by the Victorian Government.
The ACCC, along with state and territory ACL regulators, has released a guide for businesses supplying goods and services to the disability sector. The guide forms part of a range of educational resources for consumers with disability and the businesses that supply to them.
To be held from July 20 to 21 at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavillion, this year’s Online Retailer Conference & Expo will see some new additions to its line up.
Jeff Allis, Co-Founder of Australian retail success story, Boost Juice, and Daniel Flynn, Founder of social enterprise company, Thank You, and maker of Thank you branded water, food and bodycare products, will entertain guests at the eftpos ARA 2016 Australian Retail Awards next month.
Inside Retail will next month host the event, 'Navigating the New Profit Protection Landscape: Current Issues and Future Challenges' in Sydney and Melbourne.
Glenmore Ridge in Western Sydney will be the home of a brand new neighbourhood shopping centre, after Mintus Properties purchased a 2.11 hectare site for $7.22 million from Lensworth Glenmore Park (a subsidiary of Stockland Development Pty Limited), within the aspirational master planned...
An online site claiming to be the biggest online shopping mall in Australia has been launched to support Australian businesses and cater for fast-growing online shopping trends, which have hit $19.6 billion in the past year.
A new National Minimum Wage has come into effect from the first pay period on or after July 1.
Global fashion brand Zara has taken the keys for its first New Zealand store at Kiwi Property’s Sylvia Park in Auckland.
Tesla has opened what could be considered its first true retail 'store' in Australia, at in the Sydney CBD at Martin Pl.
Australia needs a stable majority Government with a solid economic plan, which will support all retail, large and small.
Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail construction is in full swing, with George St, from Circular Quay to Liverpool St, to be occupied with construction sites from mid-July.
A retail renaissance is set to take place across Australia’s CBDs as governments invest in vital public transport infrastructure like the light rail which will support the expansion of retail outside of the core.
Finalists for the 2016 StarTrack ORIAs to be held at Dockside Pavilion in Sydney on Thursday, July 21 have been unveiled.
Pureplay online retailer, Kogan.com, will list on the ASX following the launch of its IPO.
American Express will roll out Samsung Pay across Australia to allow customers with a compatible Samsung handset to make mobile payments anywhere American Express contactless payments can be made.
Eastland has presented shoppers with a sneak-peak of their new collaborative concept, The Canopy.
3D traffic management analytics are helping retailers use customer data to convert shoppers into buyers. Tyco Retail Solutions has been assisting service and store environments to track people movements using sensors, optical tripwires, heat mapping, and data analytics to better understand their...
For centuries, fine jewellery has been kept in silk lined, ornate boxes, which fill boudoirs with delightful musical chimes when opened. Music and fine jewellery have long been a perfect union.
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