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Round Up: Tips for staying on top in 2014; Gloria Jeans sold; IGA says G'day

Retailers looking to turnaround sluggish 2013 could do well to read RSM Bird's tips for profit; NAB expects retailers to absorb the hit from the declining exchange rate; Target goes for a small form factor and IGA launches a new brand campaign.

Posted Mon 20/01/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Massive fines for illegal tobacco retailing, Beaumont eyes expansion

Individuals illegally selling tobacco products will be fined almost $35,000 and business will be hit with $173,000 penalties in drastic new measures by the Victorian Government. Plus: Beaumont Tiles, Target, Workplace trends, online retailing and Brooks B

Posted Wed 15/01/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Bunnings grows, Target dips: Wesfarmers first quarter results

Wesfarmers reported overall strong retail sales results for the first quarter of the 2014 financial year with good performances delivered by Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks and Kmart.

Posted Thu 24/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Marks & Spencer's Gillian Ridley Whittle to join Target

Target has potentially swiped one of UK's 'leading ladies' in retail from Marks & Spencer.

Posted Wed 23/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Oxfam demands Target to pay Bangladesh fire victims compensation

Oxfam is calling on Target Australia to pay compensation to the families of the victims and those injured from the Bangladesh factory fire in Gazipur that killed 10 people and injured an estimated 50 others on Tuesday 8 October 2013.

Posted Fri 11/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

OP/ED: How smart retailers are winning in the digital age

Visionary retailers are recognising there are a combination of factors contributing to their woes but they are beginning to see digital technologies as the key to future success rather than the enemy.

Posted Thu 03/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Future investments on Wesfarmers' agenda

Despite several hurdles like a soft economic environment and price deflation in a number of categories, Wesfarmers remained at the top of its game.

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

Target earnings cut in half as Wesfarmers releases results

Wesfarmers has lifted its net profit by 6.3 per cent for the FY13 due to a strong earnings achieved by its retail portfolio.

Posted Thu 15/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Pressure mounts on retailers to sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

Retailers are being urged to sign a Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety that will assure people who work in Bangladesh factories making clothing garments are working in safe conditions.

Posted Mon 24/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Legendary retailer closes Geelong store after 76 years

Former Retravision Southern chairman Trevor Elsworthy has closed his Geelong electrical retailer after almost 80 years of trading. The closure of Elsworthy's comes at a difficult time for the Geelong area.

Posted Fri 21/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

260 redundancies at Target

Target has announced 260 job cuts in its store support centre and in regional support locations.

Posted Thu 13/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Target to face changes

Uncertainty for hundreds of jobs at Target remains at large.

Posted Thu 06/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers downgrades Target's earnings

Wesfarmers has provided a dismal downgrade to Target's earning for the 2013 financial year.

Posted Fri 17/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Law changes need to stop parallel import

The Australian Sporting Goods Association is calling on the government to fix Australian laws around trademark protection and parallel importing.

Posted Tue 23/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Bunnings drive Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers reported third quarter growth from all of its retail divisions, with Coles and Bunnings being the top performers.

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

Target gets a new boss

Target MD Dene Rogers is leaving the company and will be replaced by Stuart Machin.

Posted Tue 09/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Disney, Target debuted Disney Princess virtual wall

The Disney Princess virtual wall enabled consumers to engage with the Disney Princess experience.

Posted Mon 18/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' growth benefits Wesfarmers

Once again, Coles continues to drive Wesfarmers growth with the company reporting a 9.3 per cent increase in first half earnings.

Posted Fri 15/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

All-round positivity at Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has recorded positive sales results for all of its retail businesses in the first half of the financial year.

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

Piping hot success with Target

Surfbrand Piping Hot is celebrating 15 years of having a direct to retail license with Target.

Posted Wed 30/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles drives Wesfarmers' growth

Wesfarmers' acquisition of Coles in 2007 is paying off for the company as it continues to drive growth for the business.

Posted Thu 15/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W, Target top list for customer satisfaction

Discount department stores are giving online and premium outlets a run for their money when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Posted Wed 31/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Off to a good start: Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has announced its first quarter results for the 2013 financial year.

Posted Thu 25/10/2012 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 »

Target in trouble with MAC Cosmetics

Target is under fire for allegedly selling fake M•A•C Cosmetics but the retailer said it "just doesn’t know" if the good that were sold in its stores from August 8 – which have now been removed from the shelves – were real or not.

Posted Tue 11/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Room for improvement: Wesfarmers

Coles has help driven Wesfarmers to a achieving a full-year net profit after tax of $2.1 billion, up 10.6 per cent from the previous year.

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

Target measures customers with 3D scanner

With an aim to identify dominant body shapes of sizes of Australian consumers so it can ensure it is designing the right fitting clothes for its customers, Target has launched a national sizing study using 3D technology.

Posted Mon 23/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Heavy discounting continues for Wesfarmers

The retail giant reported a net profit after tax of $1.176 billion for the six months to December and excluding non-trading items it was $1.203 billion.

Posted Thu 16/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Specialty stores winning customers over

Large mall-based retail chains may face a difficult future as more consumers turn towards dedicated specialty stores for their shopping, according toMacquarie Equities Research.

Posted Tue 07/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

And the winner is... Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has come out on top for the tenth quarter straight over rival Woolworths boasting Coles delivered a "record-breaking" Christmas.

Posted Thu 02/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers cautious in lead up to Christmas

Chief executive Richard Goyder said the company would continue to remain cautious about the retail environment as the company enters trading for the festive season.

Posted Thu 10/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Bunnings lead Wesfarmers to triumph

Strong sales continue to be achieved by Coles and Bunnings despite consumer sentiment remaining subdued throughout the 2012 first quarter.

Posted Fri 21/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Target finds new MD

Effectivve 2 November, Dene Rogers will replace Target's MD Launa Inman, who announced her decision to leave the company last month.

Posted Wed 05/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Target's MD resigns

Launa Inman has announced her intention to step down as managing director of Target, one of Australia’s biggest retailers and part of the Wesfarmers Group.

Posted Wed 21/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles powers Wesfarmers' profits

The Coles division delivered strong earnings growth of 21.2 per cent for the year, increasing earnings by $204 million to $1,166 million, which saw Wesfarmers achieve NPAT of $1.9 million.

Posted Mon 22/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles beats Woolworths for the ninth time

Coles reported a 5.3 per cent growth in food and liquor sales to $6.18 billion for the final quarter of 2010-11, which pushed full year comparable store sales up by 6.3 per cent to $25.02 billion.

Posted Fri 29/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Bunnings lift Wesfarmers' sales

Wesfarmer managing director Richard Goyser said the third quarter sales results were generally pleasing, despite that trading conditions were affected by macroeconomic conditions and natural disasters.

Posted Wed 20/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Target expands online

The new site is leveraged by multi-channel commerce software vendor Hybris’ B2C commerce platform solution, which allows Target to customise and update the site based on new product developments.

Posted Thu 14/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers soldiers on

In an environment marked by cautious consumer sentiment, widespread price deflation and unusually wet and cool weather on the east coast of Australia, which negatively affected consumer spending, Wesfarmers has still managed to succeed.

Posted Fri 18/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles out does Woolworths

Coles has seen its food and liquor sales for the second quarter rise 6.7 per cent on the previous corresponding period to $7 billion following Wesfarmers' announcement of its second quarter retail sales results.

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

Online catalogues for Telstra customers

Telstra T-Hub customers will now have access to catalogues including Target, Snooze and Toys R Us as part of an exclusive deal with retail marketing specialist CC Media.

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

Coles boosts Wesfarmers' profits

At the annual meeting, Richard Goyder, Wesfarmers managing director, said the positive result is underlined by Coles food and liquor comparable store sales growth of 6.2 per cent.

Posted Fri 12/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles outdoes Woolworths this quarter

Coles has beaten its supermarket rivalry Woolworths with a 6.2 per cent growth in food and liquor sales of $6 billion in the first quarter.

Posted Mon 25/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

DJs tops most trusted brand list

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.

Posted Fri 08/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Solid sales performance for Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has announced its retail sales results for the fourth quarter and 2010 financial year.

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

New CEO for Retail Adventures

Retail Adventures has appointed David Young as its new chief executive officer.

Posted Fri 18/06/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers cautious about Q4 trading

Wesfarmers has announced its retail sales for Q3 of the 2010 financial year. The Coles division reported solid sales growth in the period, while Kmart and Target showed mixed results and lower margins than in the previous corresponding period.

Posted Fri 23/04/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers appoints new group general counsel

Wesfarmers has appointed commercial lawyer Paul Meadows as group general counsel. He will oversee all of Wesfarmers' legal matters and will serve as a member of the group's executive committee and leadership group.

Posted Wed 10/02/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Target Australia cautiously optimistic about 2010

Launa Inman, managing director of Target Australia, is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead, despite the potential for less discretionary spend driven by increased mortgage interest rates.

Posted Fri 22/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers to spend $20.5 billion in Christmas sales

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.

Posted Fri 27/11/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers profit increases 44 per cent to $1.5 billion

Wesfarmers Limited has announced a net profit after tax of $1.535 billion for the 2008/09 financial year, an increase of 44 per cent on the $1.063 billion reported for the previous year.

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

'Shocking' travel adaptors recalled from Target stores

It has been announced that approximately 2000 world travel adaptors distributed in Target stores are being recalled due to potential safety concerns, including electric shock, death or property damage.

Posted Fri 05/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Sales up for Coles, Bunnings and Target

Despite an uncertain global environment, Wesfarmers says Coles sales are on track with total food and liquor sales up 7.6 per cent to $5.3 billion for the quarter to March.

Posted Tue 21/04/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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