Woolworths continues to run second after Coles following the release of the grocery giant’s first half year sales results.
Discount department stores are giving online and premium outlets a run for their money when it comes to customer satisfaction.
Fashion brand Paul Frank has launched a partnership with Australian retailer Big W.
Woolworths Limited has released its first quarter results for the 14 weeks until 30 September, seven days before it sold the struggling Dick Smith retail business to Anchorage Capital Partners.
Choice recently conducted a Shadow Shopper survey for the top ten retailers in Australia to see how their customer service skills stack up against one another.
When Big W opened the doors on its new store in Canberra last month, the brand took the opportunity to showcase a new store format to consumers.
Woolworths’ net profit after tax has dropped more than 16 per cent to $966.9 million, as a result of the Dick Smith restructure but said there are plans for future grwoth in the home improvement market.
Woolworths has produced what has been described as "solid" half-year results with sales reaching $29.7 billion, a 5 per cent increase on the previous year.
Just days before Christmas, BIG W has uncovered a glitch in its online lay-by order system that will see delivery delays for about 700 customers.
It food and liquor sales for the first quarter saw sales increase 4.4 per cent to $9.7 billion but it wasn't enough to beat Cole's 5.2 per cent increase.
In an aim to fulfil currently under represented channels and expand its distribution, Darrell Lea has signed a deal with BIG w to introduce a selection of its range to a new market.
The company will be the sole provider of all docket receipt rolls that will be distributed at the point-of-sale in Woolworths and Big W stores.
Retail giant Woolworths announced on Monday that it plans to open a new Dick Smith retail shopfront in the Majura Park precinct near Canberra Airport.
The Williams Landing planned community will be home to a Woolworths supermarket, Big W and a Masters home improvement store, with a total leased area of 25,400 square metres.
While global economic conditions continue to be tough, Woolworths has experienced overall sales growth of 5.1 per cent in the first nine months of the trading year.
Department stores were tipped to suffer in the face of online retailing but IbisWorld research shows that their revenue is expected to increase by 1 per cent in 2010-11, reaching $20.66 billion.
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David Jones surpassed Myer by a small margin with 32 per cent of respondents stating that Myer was the most trusted department store brand while DJs came out on top with 36 per cent.
Woolworths this week announced full year sales of $51.7 billion, a $2.1 billion or 4.2 per cent increase on the previous year.
The very first green Big W will open today in Inverell, using 30 per cent less energy than a standard store.
Big W is launching Big W Online (bigw.com.au), a brand-new online store offering access to more than 4000 items in the Big W range.
A study has found that retailers such as Big W, Dick Smith and Myer are 25 per cent more likely to offer email recipients choices during the opt-in stage than those in the US, but lag behind in offering consumers sale or discount incentives.
Woolworths has announced that half year sales have increased six per cent to $27.2 billion with Big W, Dick Smith and Woolworths supermarkets all showing growth.
Despite economic talk turning towards recovery, IBISWorld predicts rising interest rates and the absence of cash hand-outs will see consumers saving more than spending this Christmas.
Woolworths announced first quarter sales of $13.4 billion, as sales increased 7.4 per cent.
Big W has recalled 27 styles of children's sleepwear after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission revealed that the nightwear was incorrectly labelled 'low fire danger'.
Woolworths has announced full year sales of $49.6 billion, on a 52-week normalised basis sales increased by $3.4 billion, or 7.5 per cent on the previous year.
Australian fashion icon Peter Morrissey is joining forces with Australia's leading discount department store BIG W to launch a new range of stylish clothes at affordable prices.