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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Big box retailer Costco has posted positive annual profits for Australia.
Costco has new competition in town with Metcash launching its bulk purchase wholesale warehouse called Value Depot.
Big box retailer Costco is looking to go against Woolworths and Coles in the discount petrol market.
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.
Costco managing director in Australia Patrick Noone said the company is currently looking at sites in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IbisWorld predicts that thereâ€™ll be more than 300 retail superstores in Australia by 2015, generating $24 billion a year.
Following "a very successful Christmas season so far" Costco is on the hunt for a third location on the east coast.
Retailbiz speaks to Costco’s Australian managing director Patrick Noone about the latest remarks the company has made about local competitors, Woolworths and Coles.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
US-based retailer Costco has poured another A$25m (US$23.1m) into their Australian operations
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.
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.