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New chairman for Fastway Couriers

Fastway Couriers Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Brem Ellingham as Chairman of Fastway Couriers, effective immediately. Bill McGowan has retired as Chairman, however he will continue in the role of Non-Executive Director.

Posted Fri 28/11/2014 05:04:11 / Read More »

ACCC warns retailers against bad comparisons

The ACCC has a new target in its sites: the comparator website industry, warning that it will be keeping a close eye on websites making comparisons between products, services and prices from a range of suppliers.

Posted Fri 28/11/2014 05:02:17 / Read More »

George Weston appoints new CFO

George Weston Foods (GWF), one of the largest food manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand, has announced the appointment of Lorna Raine as Chief Financial Officer.

Posted Fri 28/11/2014 04:59:48 / Read More »

GS1 SmartMedia Solution popular with retailers

GS1 Australia is pleased to announce that Woolworths, Coles, Metcash as well as Bidvest, NAFDA, Ausfec Limited, FoodTraders, OfficeMax, Staples, Office National, HealthShare NSW, SP Health and many other buying organisations.

Posted Wed 26/11/2014 05:50:15 / Read More »

The rise of the 'Connected Store' marks exciting era for retail

The tide is turning for bricks and mortar retailers after pure play online retail took a chunk out of their revenue in the early- to mid-2000s.

Posted Wed 26/11/2014 05:14:56 / Read More »

Special look inside Williams-Sonoma's new Melbourne retail masterpiece

"The four stores sit side-by-side on the lower level of Chadstone Shopping Centre. In a global first, all four stores are interconnected allowing shoppers to move easily between stores and shop across all four brands."

Posted Wed 19/11/2014 05:35:53 / Read More »

Trendy but picky Sydney laneway seeking tenants

Sydney's newest downtown laneway retail precinct, Kensington St, has launched but only for those worthy to apply.

Posted Mon 17/11/2014 05:56:11 / Read More »

New Myer opening as anchor store of Lakeside Joondalup redevelopment

A brand new, world-class Myer store will open its doors on Thursday 20 November 2014 as the anchor store in the $320 million redevelopment of the Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, north of Perth.

Posted Mon 17/11/2014 05:38:54 / Read More »

MYOB encouraging SME self-promotion in new #spruik campaign

As part of its new 'Love your work' brand campaign, MYOB is launching a whole new way for Australian small businesses to promote themselves online. It’s called a #spruik.

Posted Mon 17/11/2014 05:37:30 / Read More »

OP/ED: Webrooming the secret weapon traditional retailers should be exploiting

While retailers often complain of showrooming, many are unaware of the opposite phenomenon, webrooming, which flips the paradigm on its head, according to this guest post.

Posted Fri 14/11/2014 04:22:24 / Read More »

Get mobile! Retailers urged to capitalise on consumer behaviour

With retail groups predicting the Christmas trading period will be a strong one, retailers should make sure their marketing strategies take advantage of changing consumer behaviour, particularly the way shoppers are using their smartphones.

Posted Fri 14/11/2014 04:19:41 / Read More »

Don't have a cow man! Muffin Break's debuts dairy-free range

Muffin Break's inaugural range of dairy-free muffins is now in-store, offering anyone avoiding dairy a full-flavoured alternative.

Posted Fri 14/11/2014 04:18:04 / Read More »

Williams-Sonoma to open first Melbourne store, including Pottery Barn & West Elm

On 18 November 2014, Williams-Sonoma, the North America-based retailer specialising in high-quality products for the home will open four stores in Chadstone Shopping Centre.

Posted Mon 10/11/2014 05:55:39 / Read More »

New ad encourages women to take their Pandora jewelry with them

Jewelry brand Pandora has launched a new TVC featuring English songstress Gabrielle Aplin.

Posted Mon 10/11/2014 05:49:41 / Read More »

Billions to be spent as huge retail Christmas predicted

Retailers hoping for some Christmas cheer after a year of waning consumer confidence will be happy to read that sales are expected to boom through late November and December 2014.

Posted Mon 10/11/2014 05:47:14 / Read More »

What do customers want from good customer service?

The first important point for retailers to recognise is that great customer service starts well before the consumer walks into your store, and shoppers no longer differentiate between a brand's online and physical presence.

Posted Fri 07/11/2014 04:30:21 / Read More »

Officeworks focused on education as National Recycling Week looms

Officeworks has become Australia's biggest cartridge recycler, recently reaching its five millionth ink and toner cartridge recycled through Planet Ark's Cartridges 4 Planet Ark initiative.

Posted Fri 07/11/2014 04:25:24 / Read More »

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