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Round Up: Encouraging sales figures, How's Costco doing and The Faces of Uniqlo

In a confidence boost for the industry, retail sales figures released this week are encouraging; plus Costco sales are up but profit is down, Petbarn chooses its logistics software, lobbying for less red tape and just who are the face of Uniqlo?

Posted Fri 07/03/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

David Jones follows Costco to Ringwood with tech-savvy concept store

David Jones is following the cue of Costco, announcing it will open a new store in Ringwood in Melbourne's east. Part of a new real estate development in the suburb, the store will incorporate modern elements such as in-store Wi-Fi and omni mirrors.

Posted Mon 28/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco takes members-only retail battle to Queensland

After opening in New South Wales and Victoria, Costco is bringing the big box retail battle to Queensland with the opening of a store in North Lakes, north of Brisbane. With a number of other big box retailers nearby, the warehouse battle is just beginnin

Posted Tue 22/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco Gasoline to rival against Woolworths, Coles fuel discounts

The Australia fuel market, which is currently dominated by Woolworths and Coles through their shopper docket scheme, is set to get more competitive with Costco announcing it has plans to enter the petrol business.

Posted Wed 16/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco prepares for two store openings in November

The steady Australian growth of US retail giant Costco is set to continue, with the retailer gearing up to open two new stores in Sydney and Melbourne within the next two months.

Posted Wed 25/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco gets tick of approval from QLD govt

Costco has been given the green light by the Queensland government to go ahead with its multi-million dollar plan to develop a store at North Lakes.

Posted Tue 30/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco's success continues to rise

Big box retailer Costco has posted positive annual profits for Australia.

Posted Thu 31/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Value Depot launches, challenging Costco

Costco has new competition in town with Metcash launching its bulk purchase wholesale warehouse called Value Depot.

Posted Fri 14/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco awaits petrol approval

Big box retailer Costco is looking to go against Woolworths and Coles in the discount petrol market.

Posted Tue 28/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Major grocery retailers sign up to recall system

Australia’s major food and grocery retailers have united in a call for suppliers to use the recall notification system GS1 Recallnet to better protect consumers.

Posted Wed 01/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco on the hunt for new sites

Costco managing director in Australia Patrick Noone said the company is currently looking at sites in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

Posted Wed 29/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco gears up for store openings

Since opening its first Australian store in Melbourne almost two years ago, US big box retailer Costco is getting ready to open its Auburn and Canberra store this week.

Posted Wed 20/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith and Big W set to open next to Canberra Costco

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.

Posted Wed 29/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The new Goliath - why there is room for Costco

In a market ruled by supermarket giants like Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, the arrival of a new mega-retailer is not exactly a David and Goliath story. It’s more of an epic battle of the Titans.

Posted Tue 31/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Private labels vs. brands

Research f the Asia-Pacific region by Datamonitor has revealed that almost half of consumers are choosing to shop based on where they can buy private labels.

Posted Thu 03/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco comes to Canberra

Costco has announced it will open a third store in the country's capital, Canberra, which is expected to bring greater supermarket competition to the ACT.

Posted Mon 31/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aus brands make world retail list

Woolworths and Wesfarmers are the only locals that made it to Deloitte's Global Powers of Retail 2011 list of 250 largest retailers, which was based on their sales performance for the fiscal year 2010.

Posted Thu 20/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

A battle of the big box retailers

IbisWorld predicts that there’ll be more than 300 retail superstores in Australia by 2015, generating $24 billion a year.

Posted Wed 12/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

More Costco stores to come

Following "a very successful Christmas season so far" Costco is on the hunt for a third location on the east coast.

Posted Wed 15/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco remains respectful to local rivals

Retailbiz speaks to Costco’s Australian managing director Patrick Noone about the latest remarks the company has made about local competitors, Woolworths and Coles.

Posted Thu 14/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco to drive bulk buying

According to Verdict Research, the emergence of Costco within the Australian grocery market, coupled with consumers' willingness to buy larger packs, may result in Coles and Woolworths stepping up their larger pack offerings

Posted Tue 05/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco begins construction

Since opening its first store in Australia in July 2009 at Melbourne Docklands, Costco is now a month into construction for its first Sydney store.

Posted Wed 01/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco denies location troubles, plenty of options available

Costco has announced it has more than a few prospects for development, amid claims that finding appropriate land space has proved to be a formidable challenge for the giant discount chain.

Posted Fri 30/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco gets approval for Sydney store

Discount retail giant Costco has been given the green light for its second Australian location, with the NSW government today approving plans for its proposed Sydney store.

Posted Fri 16/04/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco Australia to open six new stores

Costco Australia is set to open up to six new stores in the next three years, if directions from the company's head office are acted on.

Posted Fri 19/03/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco take on local supermarkets

US-based retailer Costco has poured another A$25m (US$23.1m) into their Australian operations

Posted Fri 30/10/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco Melbourne opens, Sydney is next

It has been a busy week but a relief for Patrick Noone. As managing director of Costco Wholesale Australia, his Docklands store opening this week felt like the rains after a drought.

Posted Fri 21/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Competition keeps big supermarkets in check, says ACCC

Graeme Samuel, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that some people need a reality check when it comes to the activities of major supermarkets.

Posted Fri 14/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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