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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 04:59:55 / 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 04:46:00 / 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 05:10:37 / Read More »

PayPal unveils portable card reader to process payments anywhere, anytime

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.

Posted Wed 23/04/2014 07:42:32 / Read More »

Special Edition: Is discounting killing retail?

With continued deep discounting, countless brand closures and ongoing profit slumps from major Australian retailers, the question has to be asked, have retailers gone too far with discounting and what is the impact of this behaviour?

Posted Wed 16/04/2014 08:38:31 / 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 08:50:21 / Read More »

David Jones agrees to $2.15bn takeover bid from South Africa, Myer withdraws

The board of David Jones has endorsed a $2.15 billion takeover offer from South African based retail group Woolworths. In response to the news, Myer has withdrawn its proposed "merger of equals" offer.

Posted Fri 11/04/2014 08:45:04 / Read More »

OP/ED: Moving to the omnichannel is fraught with distribution dilemmas

In this special guest post, Larry Sweeney from Vocollect by Honeywell outlines some of the major challenges facing traditional retailers as they look to convert their warehousing for omnichannel sales.

Posted Wed 02/04/2014 04:50:00 / Read More »

RetailBiz ASX Results for Wednesday 2 April 2014

Here are the ASX closing prices for publicly listed companies in the Australian retail industry...

Posted Wed 02/04/2014 04:55:43 / 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 04:34:11 / Read More »

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