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Retail benefits from increased consumer spending leading up to Mother's Day

Retail benefits from bumper Mother's Day sales The Australian retail industry has benefited from a significant increase in consumer spending leading into Mother's Day 2015.

Posted Fri 22/05/2015 06:09:48 / Read More »

18 fires in 12 months caused by recalled Samsung washing machines

Fire and Rescue NSW yesterday responded to the 18th house fire caused by a recalled Samsung washing machine in the last year.

Posted Fri 22/05/2015 06:07:46 / Read More »

The plastic breach: credit cards, fraud and the retail sector

With over 7 billion credit cards in circulation worldwide, fraud in the retail sector has been on the rise for years.

Posted Fri 22/05/2015 06:05:39 / Read More »

Gloria Jean's Coffees Opens First Drive Thru in NSW

Australia's leading speciality coffee house, Gloria Jean's Coffees, is opening a new drive thru coffee house in Greenacre, Sydney.

Posted Fri 22/05/2015 06:04:34 / Read More »

Sunny Queen brings eggs to life with augmented reality collectible cards

Sunny Queen Farms has launched Australia's first augmented reality collectible cards which are expected to not only put the fun back into buying eggs but to also launch a brand new collecting craze for families across Australia.

Posted Fri 22/05/2015 06:02:15 / Read More »

The 2015 Interior Fitout Awards heralds the new benchmark for fitouts

Twenty shopfitters from around Australia were heralded for their extraordinary work against a highly competitive field at the 2014/2015 Laminex/ASOFIA Interior Fitout Awards presentation held in conjunction with the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Indust

Posted Wed 20/05/2015 06:28:42 / Read More »

New music licence scheme for retailers easy on the ears and the hip pocket

The Australian Retailers Association has launched a joint music licence scheme to make it easier for retailers to access music in-store and stay on the right side of licensing laws.

Posted Wed 20/05/2015 06:05:56 / Read More »

Ex-employees file complaints over alleged workplace bullying at EB Games

Four former EB Games casual staff members have lodged complaints with WorkCover, NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and the Australian Human Rights Commission over alleged mistreatment by their district store manager.

Posted Wed 20/05/2015 06:03:38 / Read More »

KFC refused liquor licence

Earlier this year, KFC opened its first concept store on Church Street, Parramatta, with plans to sell beer and cider alongside burgers. This week, the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) refused the licence and deemed the idea "inappropriate".

Posted Wed 20/05/2015 06:01:35 / Read More »

Sydney establishments prepare for Vivid festival

Venues throughout Sydney are looking to capitalise on the upcoming Vivid festival offering exclusive food, drinks, cocktails and music for people to enjoy the spectacle which begins on Friday 22 May.

Posted Wed 20/05/2015 05:57:39 / Read More »

Retail Products on Show as major Chinese Trade Expo Comes to Sydney

One of the biggest Chinese Trade Delegations to visit Australia, since the signing of the historic China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), is due to arrive in Sydney later this month. Nearly 100 participants, including government officials and priv

Posted Wed 13/05/2015 01:55:18 / Read More »

OP/ED: Retailers should see physical and online retail as one unified stream

Australia's big name retailers are jumping on the digital bandwagon in a big way. Traditionally, bricks and mortar players were scared of the big bad internet eating away at their profits. This is now changing.

Posted Fri 17/04/2015 05:26:22 / Read More »

ChannelAdvisor unveils new cloud based solutions for retailers and suppliers

ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales, today announced new features that help retailers scale their products, markets and customers.

Posted Fri 17/04/2015 05:24:44 / Read More »

Fourth year running! Michel's again named Coffee Shop of the Year

Michel's Patisserie customers may have always thought their local coffee shop was the best, but now they have proof with Michel's Patisserie recently named the nation's Coffee Shop of the Year in the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Posted Thu 09/04/2015 01:53:01 / Read More »

DealsDirect joins forces with Rakuten Marketing

DealsDirect, the pioneer in Australian online retail, has partnered with Rakuten Marketing's Display business to further drive their online catalogue.

Posted Thu 09/04/2015 01:50:25 / Read More »

Cofounder of retail success story Shoes of Prey to keynote at ARA Awards

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is pleased to announce that Jodie Fox, Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of multichannel retail sensation Shoes of Prey will be delivering the keynote address at the 2015 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards B

Posted Thu 09/04/2015 01:42:38 / Read More »

Top five insights into online shoppers

A probe into online consumer spending released by StarTrack, a business of Australia Post, has revealed that price, product range and shipping options offered by online retailers are most valued by Australian online shoppers who have spent over $16.6 bill

Posted Thu 02/04/2015 02:55:06 / Read More »

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