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.
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?
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.
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 In response to the news, Myer has withdrawn its proposed "merger of equals" offer.
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.
Here are the ASX closing prices for publicly listed companies in the Australian retail industry...