Millward Brown has released the 2014 iteration of its annual Brandz chart, which purports to denote the "100 Most Valuable Global Brands".
Dick Smith has outlined its priorities in an investor presentation, highlighting plans to open more stores and increase the overall percentage of sales from online and its private label products.
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.
Samsung's Electro-Mechanics division (SEMCO) launched its electronic shelf labels (ESL) at the Customer Show in Melbourne, as part of an evolution in the way bricks and mortar retailers control information.
"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.