"We would have liked to have seen acknowledgement and support given to the retail and e-commerce sectors, as new avenues for prosperity for the Australian economy, particularly due to the development of the NBN," the retailer said.
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.
Japanese retailer Uniqlo has announced it will be opening a new store in Sydney, its first in Australia's biggest city, in time for Christmas 2014.
RetailBiz went for a stroll around the new Emporium in Melbourne this week to see what all the fuzz was about.
David Jones reported a 4.1 per cent increase in total sales revenue for the third quarter of FY2014, to $407.2 million. Like for like sales also increased, up 2.4 per cent.
Entries to the 2014 Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs) have opened, ahead of the gala awards in Sydney on 23 July 2014.
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.
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.
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.
PayPal Australia has unveiled a portable chip and PIN card reader designed to give businesses greater flexibility when processing payments, allowing them to be more mobile. Plus, ACCC and H&M.