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"You've been Facebooked": Peter Costello talks bricks and mortar retail

Former federal treasurer Peter Costello has challenged retailers to innovate in order to withstand competitive challenges in a difficult and rapidly evolving retail environment.

Posted Mon 18/08/2014 07:05:47 / Read More »

OP/ED: Retailers that fail to embrace mobile commerce risk becoming isolated and

As omnichannel retailing takes hold in Australia, the rapid growth in ownership and usage of smartphones is revolutionising the way that consumers shop.

Posted Wed 13/08/2014 06:08:16 / Read More »

PayPal powered mobile credit card POS is Here, there and everywhere

In a first for the consumer electronics retail industry, Officeworks has begun retailing PayPal's portable, low-barriers-to-entry POS terminal, named 'Here', at its 153 Australian outlets.

Posted Wed 13/08/2014 06:03:42 / Read More »

Woolworths' got 176 million Masters problems but a lack of commitment ain't one

Woolworths has revealed that its Masters business lost $176 million during the 2014 financial year, bringing its total loss for the past two financial years to just under $333 million.

Posted Wed 13/08/2014 05:59:47 / Read More »

MuleSoft integration platform fueling major retailer's rapid expansion

We look into the remarkable renaissance of a publicly listed retailer, one that will continue through expansion and high volume sales over the next 18 months, according to the man charged with overseeing its IT department

Posted Fri 08/08/2014 06:30:57 / Read More »

Misleading claims the biggest concern for small business: ACCC

The biggest causes for complaint from small businesses to the ACCC are accusations of misleading conduct and false representations, according to data from the consumer watchdog.

Posted Fri 08/08/2014 06:28:55 / Read More »

Uniqlo set to visit its Japanese fashion store upon the Macquarie Centre

Iconic Japanese fashion chain Uniqlo has annoucned its second Sydney outlet will be located at the Macquarie Centre in northwestern Sydney.

Posted Wed 06/08/2014 07:39:01 / Read More »

EDA expands into Asia and appoints new Chief Operating Officer

As a leader in the retail and point of sale space, EDA Australasia (EDA), is at the forefront of innovation for the latest technologies and industry trends.

Posted Wed 06/08/2014 07:32:45 / Read More »

Retail groups call for PIN patience amid the no-signature frustrations

The two major retail industry groups have today pleaded for patience from both consumers and shops as credit card signatures are phased out and PINs become mandatory.

Posted Fri 01/08/2014 05:27:57 / Read More »

Take an exclusive look inside Birkenstock's groundbreaking retail store

Birkenstock Australia's flagship showroom and head office has been the Building Design of the Year by the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV).

Posted Fri 01/08/2014 05:17:32 / Read More »

Retailers and customers should be ready as credit card PINs become mandatory

By the end of October 2014, at the end of a 3-month transition period, all credit card transactions requiring verification will require a PIN to be entered to complete the purchase.

Posted Wed 30/07/2014 07:03:14 / Read More »

Say goodbye to the till! Retailers can go Tillless with new sales app

Sales no longer need to stop when closing your store at the end of the day thanks to a new Australian-made app that gives merchants the ability to sell items from their physical store even when it's closed.

Posted Wed 30/07/2014 06:48:46 / Read More »

How retargeting and affiliate marketing helps retailers follow customers

SPECIAL FEATURE: New online tricks mean retailers can follow potential customers around the internet, continuously encouraging them to return to make a purchase. It's called 'retargeting' and can be polarising.

Posted Mon 28/07/2014 06:33:50 / Read More »

Williams-Sonoma on global expansion and why Australia is such an attractive targ

Although it is satisfied with its experiment in regional franchising, Williams-Sonoma has decided to focus on global expansion programs based on subsidiaries.

Posted Wed 23/07/2014 06:50:03 / Read More »

RetailBiz Guide to events, expos and conferences in 2014 & beyond

Click here for our constantly updated guide to all the events, conferences and expos in the retail industry in 2014 and beyond.

Posted Tue 21/01/2014 09:14:51 / Read More »

Exploring the art and science of successful omnichannel retailing

The future is bright for bricks and mortar retailers who integrate technology into their store processes while still connecting with consumers on an emotional level, says Dr Nadia Shouraboura, a Soviet-born mathematician turned omnichannel retail pioneer.

Posted Wed 23/07/2014 06:48:20 / Read More »

Good news and bad greets modest CPI increase for June 2014 quarter

The announcement today of a modest rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is likely to lead to the Reserve Bank (RBA) keeping interest rates on hold on the first Tuesday of next month (August), according to leading analysts and economist.

Posted Wed 23/07/2014 06:45:25 / Read More »

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