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Member owned Co-op comes to CSU at Port Macquarie

This latest new full line store, which includes a café, further fosters the group as the leading multi-channel campus retailer, the company said.

Posted Wed 17/09/2014 05:14:29 / Read More »

Anchorage Capital Partners sell off remaining Dick Smith shares

Anchorage Capital Partners has sold its stake in Dick Smith Holdings, offloading 47,302,273 shares yesterday for around $105 million. Dick Smith Holdings closed at $2.23 that day, down 2.62 per cent on the day prior.

Posted Wed 17/09/2014 05:10:28 / Read More »

ACCC launches extraordinary court action against Woollies over "unsafe products"

The ACCC today launched an unprecedented Federal Court case against Woolworths regarding the safety of several products the supermarket chain has historically sold through its various retail brands.

Posted Wed 17/09/2014 05:06:03 / Read More »

Every sale is a presentation and every presentation is a sale

When a speaker delivers a presentation they are more often than not selling an idea or a concept, or urging an audience to take a particular course of action, and it seems the most successful presenters have a few things in common.

Posted Mon 15/09/2014 06:43:30 / Read More »

Major retailer to sponsor Fairfax's upcoming international and Big Bash cricket

The sponsorship covers Fairfax media brands across radio and print, including 2UE, 3Aw, 4BC and 6PR; The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald; and new online only channel called News Talk Sport.

Posted Mon 15/09/2014 06:34:43 / Read More »

Former Woolworths GM now catching some Zzzz as Forty Winks CEO

Bedroom retail specialist Forty Winks has today announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Con Dekazos effective from 6 October 2014.

Posted Sun 14/09/2014 11:46:32 / Read More »

Google Australia rolling out Trusted Stores and Seller Ratings to help online re

Google Australia has today introduced a new certification for local online stores to help make customers feel confident that their web transactions will be be secure.

Posted Fri 12/09/2014 05:42:31 / Read More »

Don't do nuffin: eat a muffin! Make a donation: help those in a low station

Each year Muffin Break hosts the Good Beginnings Fundraising Day as part of its partnership with the charity to help build better outcomes for children in vulnerable communities.

Posted Thu 11/09/2014 11:19:20 / Read More »

The Warehouse Group using new software to unlock customer conversion trends

Qlik, a leader in data discovery, today announced that New Zealand's largest listed retailer, The Warehouse Group (TW Group), is using QlikView to analyse sales and customer conversion trends store by store to improve performance.

Posted Thu 11/09/2014 10:56:15 / Read More »

Penalty rates debate heats up with ARA calling for action on weekend and public

The Australian Retailers Association has thrown its voice behind calls for immediate action to reduce penalty rates in the face of high youth unemployment figures.

Posted Wed 10/09/2014 06:40:13 / Read More »

Chatswood Chase 'butterflies' into spring and summer with new installation

Chatswood Chase Sydney has launched Spring/Summer 2014-15 with 'Shop Your Happy', a campaign which saw the Centre collaborate with Australian designers to create a customised visual merchandising display.

Posted Wed 10/09/2014 05:38:30 / Read More »

Online retailers can now accept payment from Bitcoin

Vend, a leading online point-of-sale (POS) software provider, today announced Australian retailers can now use Bitcoin functionality through a partnership with DC POS.

Posted Wed 10/09/2014 04:47:29 / Read More »

OP/ED: Confronting the scourge of showrooming head-on

Smartphone-wielding shoppers avail themselves of entering a store, checking the merchandise, and comparing it to a discount online retailer, only to leave the shopkeeper used and bruised - and without the sale.

Posted Mon 08/09/2014 06:43:55 / Read More »

Showrooming Surge: 25% of shoppers seek out expert advice and cheaper price

A new customer survey confirms electrical retailers' worst suspicions: one in four Australians will get advice on electronics from floor staff only to return home to buy the product online at a cheaper price.

Posted Mon 08/09/2014 06:40:46 / Read More »

ChannelAdvisor announces stellar line-up for next Sydney conference

ChannelAdvisor, a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales, today announced its fifth Insite conference in Sydney.

Posted Mon 08/09/2014 03:02:50 / Read More »

Southport shopping centre to receive big money cash injection

The owners of Australia Fair Shopping Centre, YFG Pty Ltd, will invest $15 million in the redevelopment of Australia Fair West on Scarborough Street, Southport, to create Australia Fair Metro.

Posted Fri 05/09/2014 04:33:48 / Read More »

German specialist Heinemann to replace Nuance as Sydney Airport duty free operat

German duty free operator Heinemann will replace Nuance as Sydney Airport's new duty free partner from February 2015, on a deal that runs for 7.5 years.

Posted Thu 04/09/2014 04:05:48 / Read More »

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