Articles with tag harvey-norman

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"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 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers and retailers warned to pass on Carbon Tax savings; repeal praised

The ACCC has greeted the repealing of the so-called Carbon Tax by warning wholesalers and retailers of their legal obligation to pass through savings caused by this removal onto the customer.

Posted Fri 18/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Mega rich retailers dominate 2014 BRW's Rich 200 list

Several leading retailers made annual ranking of Australian moneybags but none come close to matching the incredible personal fortune of Australia's richest individual.

Posted Fri 27/06/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

What's in a logo? Analysing five major retail brands

In a guest post, branding expert Dan Ratner looks at five major retailers and tells us what their visual brands say about their company.

Posted Fri 20/06/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Penalties cost Harvey Norman franchisees $234,000 after four more fined

A further four Harvey Norman franchisees have been fined by the Federal Court for misleading consumers over their guarantee rights, bringing the total to nine franchises that have been ordered to pay $234,000.

Posted Wed 21/05/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Carphone Warehouse merges with Dixons; implications for Australia

Interesting news overnight in the United Kingdom, where the country's largest telco retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced a merger with one of the largest electronics retailer, Dixons, which operates the Currys and PC World retail brands.

Posted Fri 16/05/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail rebates in spotlight as ACCC launches action; Buyers' friction

Coles is in the ACCC's firing line after it was alleged the supermarket giant was placing undue pressure on smaller suppliers to agree to rebates on goods purchased at wholesale and then sold at retail. Plus, friction between suppliers and buyers.

Posted Mon 05/05/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: David Jones, Myer and Harvey Norman news

David Jones this week opened a new store in Indooroopilly, Queensland, while Myer's comparable sales improved slightly due to store closures and currency fluctuations have benefited Harvey Norman.

Posted Fri 02/05/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Special Feature: Council again votes down Harvey Norman's head office move

Harvey Norman's plans to move its head office from Homebush to Macquarie Park appears dead after the City of Ryde Council again voted unanimously to reject the plans.

Posted Wed 30/04/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

New app creates the ultimate mix tape for retailers, without the legal hassles

DJ Dean Cherny is the creator of StorePlay, which provides playlists to retailers via their iOS device and it is 100 per cent legal, taking care of paying the royalties on all the music featured on its playlists on behalf of the business.

Posted Mon 14/04/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Retailers ride from Sydney to Hobart for a cure; H&M, IGA & Visa news

Retailers Woolworths and Harvey Norman are among the sponsors for the 2014 Tour De Cure, a bike from Sydney to Hobart that is hoping to raise $3 million towards cancer research, treatment, education and awareness.

Posted Wed 26/03/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Woolworths, Harvey Norman and Retail Food Group half year results

Overall, the news is good for Woolworths, Harvey Norman and the Retail Food Group. It's not all smooth sailing, however, with Woolies' hardware sales continuing to flounder and overseas operations still a bugbear for Harvey Norman.

Posted Fri 28/02/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fifth Harvey Norman franchisee fined $32,000 after ACCC investigation

A fifth Harvey Norman franchisee has been hit with a sizable fine by the Federal Court for making false or misleading statements concerning a customer’s rights.

Posted Mon 16/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman franchisees fined for misleading customers

Four Harvey Norman franchisees have been a fined a total $116,000 for making false or misleading representations to customers regarding consumer guarantee rights.

Posted Mon 09/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Foreign currency appreciation pushes Harvey Norman's first quarter sales up

It was not the post-Federal election spending that helped Harvey Norman lift its first quarter sales results for the 2014 financial year, but rather an appreciation in foreign currencies.

Posted Mon 04/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Strong second half eases pain of a tough year for Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman has released its annual report for the 2013 financial year, showing declines in earnings and profits, largely driven by weaker results in the first half of the reporting period.

Posted Mon 30/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Zero to hero: How Harvey Norman made the shift to online

Kogan once referred to Gerry Harvey as a "whinging dinosaur" when it comes online retailing, yet Harvey Norman was recently announced as the Best Multichannel Retailer of the Year at the 2013 ORIA Awards.

Posted Fri 20/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Gerry Harvey outlines growth strategy after hitting rock bottom

After experiencing small patches of growth through the autumn and winter months, Gerry Harvey is predicting resurgence in retail sales in the lead-up to Christmas.

Posted Mon 16/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman profit slumps 17.5 per cent

The electronic retailer posted a net profit of $142.2 million, down from $172.47 million that was recorded during the same period last year.

Posted Fri 30/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys lead industry in Facebook popularity

JB Hi-Fi and CatchOfTheDay have been named the most popular retailers on Facebook.

Posted Wed 26/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Gerry Harvey purchases Cairns Harvey Norman property for $16M

Gerry Harvey has purchased the shopping centre housing its Cairns Harvey Norman franchisees, at the old brewery site on Spence Street in the CBD.

Posted Tue 25/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC takes nine Harvey Norman franchisees to court

Legal proceedings against nine Harvey Norman franchisees for allegedly misrepresenting consumer rights have been re-instituted.

Posted Fri 14/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman lifts Q3 sales by 0.6%

Home appliances and furniture and bedding are two categories that continue to drive Harvey Norman's success.

Posted Thu 18/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Leaders and Followers: the best and worst of retailers using Twitter

Across the board in 140 characters.

Posted Tue 05/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman sales crumble, profits tumble

Worse than global average.

Posted Tue 05/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman takes home retail award

Harvey Norman took out the top award at the annual Monster Retailer Awards, which was held in Las Vegas.

Posted Mon 14/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman brings online concept to bricks and mortar

Harvey Norman’s omni-channel retail strategy has come full circle, with the retailer promoting a new series of Big Buys bricks and mortar retail stores.

Posted Wed 28/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Gerry Harvey talks up 'premium' product

The consumer electronics industry needs premium new product, according to Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey.

Posted Mon 12/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman's bleak start to 2013

A decrease in sales has not put Harvey Norman off to a good start for the first quarter of the 2013 financial year.

Posted Thu 08/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Winners, losers for in-store customer service

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.

Posted Thu 27/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Good Guy tops satisfaction survey

The Good Guys has picked up Canstar Blue's award for most satisfied customers for the second year running, following a consumer poll that compared electronics retailers and tracked customer interactions with Australia’s leading stores.

Posted Fri 14/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Collapsed retailers the cause and remedy of Gerry Harvey's woes

The closing down sales conducted by the receivers of collapsed retailers have created unprecedented price erosion and historically low consumer expectations on the price of technology, Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey claimed.

Posted Mon 03/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman launches mobile website

Harvey Norman is moving forward with the the launch of a mobile website.

Posted Fri 17/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman forecasts 40% drop in profits

Harvey Norman has released its preliminary sales and profit report for the 2011-2012 financial year, announcing a 7 per cent decline in global sales across the group.

Posted Tue 07/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Price discount hurts Harvey Norman's profits

Harvey Norman has announced a profit decline of 24.8 per cent for the nine months to 31 March 2012 compared to the previous corresponding period.

Posted Fri 04/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman blamed for JB's slide: RBS report

Following JB Hi-Fi's profit downgrade last week, a leading industry analyst has said that the company's weaker than expected profit forecasts were the result of market-wide discounting, led by Harvey Norman.

Posted Tue 01/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Activists pull stunt on Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman is facing a PR crisis on its very own shop floors as environmental activists wage a guerrilla-style campaign on the retailer to protest the company's use of timber in furniture products.

Posted Wed 18/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman, Fujifilm partners in signage installment

Harvey Norman has installed Fujifilm's Fujivision digital signage network over 100 stores as a way to maximise its in-store engagement with customers.

Posted Thu 15/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman restructures

Harvey Norman is embarking on a restructure of its Electrical and Computer divisions, with two new divisions being created to report directly to current executive director David Ackery.

Posted Wed 14/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman's 10% pre-Christmas drop

Harvey Norman has released its financial results for the second half of 2011, posting a decline in total sales across the company of 6.1 per cent.

Posted Thu 01/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman to close Canberra store

Harvey Norman is set to close an underperforming store in the Canberra suburb of Woden, with 36 staff members to be either relocated or made redundant.

Posted Fri 24/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman MD criticises govt "loophole"

Harvey Norman's managing director has criticised the Federal Government for “not closing the tax loophole” that allows consumers to purchase goods from overseas valued under $1000, without paying GST.

Posted Tue 17/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey to concentrate on online

The figurehead of one of Australia's largest consumer electronics retailers has said there is "no incentive" to open new stores in Australia, considering the current downturn in the retail industry.

Posted Tue 10/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman fined $1.25M

Harvey Norman has been penalised $1.25 million by the federal court in Brisbane for misleading advertising after the ACCC took legal action against the retailer.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman joins e-commerce platform

Harvey Norman has quietly launched its e-commerce website just in time for the Christmas season.

Posted Wed 23/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman off to a poor start

The strong Australian dollar, price deflation and the eroding consumer confidence has been to blame for Harvey Norman's 19.3 per cent fall in its first quarter profit before tax.

Posted Tue 01/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman sees 9% lift in profits

The company reported a net profit after tax of $252.26 million while total revenue from continuing operations was $2.7 billion for the year ended 30 June 2011.

Posted Wed 31/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman drops Clive Peeters

Harvey Norman said its 16 of the 25 Clive Peeters and Rick Hart brand formats will be converted to Harvey Norman complexes.

Posted Thu 11/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Internet retailing will take greater share of sales, investment bank warns

Online sales will soon take a larger share of retail growth in Australia according to research from investment firm Morgan Stanley.

Posted Thu 30/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman franchisees pay up

Six Harvey Norman franchisees have each paid $6,000 in infringement notices for advertising a video camera that they did not stock.

Posted Wed 08/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman online coming soon

Gerry Harvey has revealed that the Harvey Norman online sales initiative will mirror The Good Guys’ venture, with centralised online sales then processed through the nearest geographical franchisee.

Posted Wed 27/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman feels the pressure

The sales from the franchised complexes, commercial divisions and other sales outlets in Australia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Ireland and Northern Ireland totalled $4.7 billion for the period.

Posted Wed 27/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers spend big on ads

The Nielsen Company's Top Media Advertisers report found that the industry spent $2.18 billion on advertising in 2010, which is a 7 per cent increase from 2009.

Posted Mon 04/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman gives into online pressure

Chairman Gerry Harvey of Harvey Norman has confirmed that the company will launch an online store in the next 12 months.

Posted Thu 31/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Discounting deflates Harvey Norman's profits

The electronic and furniture retailer announced that its half-year profit before tax from continuing operations was $198.61 million compared to $237.77 million for the half year of the same period on the previous year.

Posted Mon 28/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Flat sales for Harvey Norman

According to chief financial officer Chris Mentis, the global sales were negatively affected by the deterioration of the New Zealand dollar, the Euro and the UK Pound.

Posted Mon 14/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Kogan says this is a "hoax"

Ruslan Kogan from Kogan Technologies is calling out Gerry Harvey and Bernie Brookes on their bluff in regards to taking their e-commerce sites offshore to China.

Posted Wed 08/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman's sales dampen slightly

Harvey Norman has announced that global sales have dropped by 0.6 per cent in the September 2010 quarter.

Posted Mon 01/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman, GE Money continue partnership

The giant retail chain has renewed its contract with its finance provider GE Money for an extra five-year.

Posted Wed 13/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

IKEA leads in customer satisfaction

IKEA has the highest level of customer satisfaction of furniture stores, according to the latest Roy Morgan report.

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

Harvey Norman franchisees boosts revenue

The company delivered an underlying result before tax of $314.17 million compared with an underlying result of $308.06 million for the prior year, an increase of 2 per cent.

Posted Thu 30/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman toasts to successful year

Harvey Norman’s franchising operations continued to underpin the overall performance of the group.

Posted Mon 30/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rick Hart opens the doors to Kitchen Headquarters

Rick Hart has opened the doors to Kitchen Headquarters, his new retail venture in Perth, just months after leaving the Clive Peeters business, which has since gone into receivership.

Posted Thu 08/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Sales up 6.4 per cent at Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman Limited has released its sales results for the six month period ending 31 December 2009. Sales across the Australian division of the company were up 6.4 per cent for the period.

Posted Mon 08/02/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman profit improves, still down 15.2%

Harvey Norman has announced that profit from underlying business operations for the year ended 30 June 2009 was $250.42 million, a decrease of 15.2 per cent.

Posted Mon 31/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Harvey Norman, Good Guys big winners at ERAs

Retravision WA, Harvey Norman and the Good Guys were the big winners in the retail awards at last Friday's Electrical Retailing Awards (ERAs).

Posted Mon 20/04/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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