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Retailers upset at interest rates not being reduced, extra stimulus needed

The Australian Retailers Associations said it retail members would be disappointed that there was no drop in the official cash rate for September 2014. The Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday maintained the 2.5 per cent cash rate.

Posted Wed 03/09/2014 06:15:50 / Read More »

Check out these great new in-store refrigerator concepts

Dutch brand DoubleCOOL has showcased its new range of CoolStar in-store refrigerators, which can be used to house drinks, fruits and vegetables, and other foodstuffs

Posted Wed 03/09/2014 06:09:18 / Read More »

Baker's Delight targeting guilty women with new 'loafstyle' range

According to new research from Bakers Delight, one in five Australian women aged 25-to-65 feel guilty when eating bread, and more than two in five confessed to avoiding eating bread when trying to lose weight.

Posted Wed 03/09/2014 06:05:32 / Read More »

18 retailers, 40,000 consumers affected by dangerous cable recall

A special taskforce has been formed to oversee the recall of Infinity brand electrical cables, after it was discovered that the 'poor quality' plastic insulation coating failed electrical safety standards.

Posted Wed 27/08/2014 06:52:20 / Read More »

Williams-Sonoma group opens four new stores in leafy Sydney suburb

International retail giant Williams-Sonoma is opening a new cluster of stores on Sydney's North Shore this week that will be a mixture of retail outlet, cooking school and design studio.

Posted Wed 27/08/2014 06:45:24 / Read More »

Smartphone 'beacons' mean that in the near future, retail stock will sell itself

Research conducted by Google found that 84 per cent of shoppers use their smartphones when they are in store and, the more expensive the item, the longer they spend using their mobile to research and compare.

Posted Wed 27/08/2014 06:41:01 / Read More »

Online strength, private labels and store expansion driving retailer growth

Retailer reported an increase in sales driven by opening new stores, embracing omnichannel retail and an increased focus on private label products.

Posted Fri 22/08/2014 05:44:10 / Read More »

Interview Special: Retail association on why there should be optimism for 2014

Russell Zimmerman is the executive director of the Australian Retailers Association. In this special Q&A, he explains why he is optimistic for the remaining months of 2014.

Posted Fri 22/08/2014 05:40:00 / Read More »

"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 »

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