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Australian retailers reach world-class heights

Why bright young things would do well to follow Greg Foran’s path to success. by Kevin Moore

Knifepoint robbery, customer brawls and 145 parking fines: Adelaide gets its first Krispy Kreme store

The opening of Adelaide’s first Krispy Kreme store has resulted in frenzied scenes. by Cara Waters

Lorna Jane reaches one million Facebook likes: Five lessons from the retailer’s social media success

While Dean says Lorna Jane’s online sales equate to the sales of 16 bricks-and-mortar stores, the retailer’s social media presence is not just about converting sales. by Eloise Keating

Pepkor buys Jan Cameron’s Postie Plus out of administration

Embattled New Zealand retail chain Postie Plus is set join the business group that’s home to Australian discount department stores Best & Less and Harris Scarfe. by Eloise Keating

“She’s the delight and I’m the baker”: Roger and Lesley Gillespie’s entrepreneurial love story

Roger and Lesley Gillespie, the founders of Bakers Delight were honoured as “champions of entrepreneurship” at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Southern Region awards ceremony in Melbourne last night. by Cara Waters

Niche guys finish first: bridal, fitness and plus-size clothing outperforming the wider retail industry

Niche retailers – from fitness clothing stores to plus-size clothing shops – will outperform the rest of the fashion industry over the next five years, according to research released this week. by Kirsten Robb

Ozsale partnership brings Sports Direct down under: Five things you didn’t know about the UK retailer

UK-based sportswear giant Sports Direct is the latest overseas retailer to enter the Australian market, following a deal with the parent company of online shopping club by Andrew Sadauskas

How Specsavers opened 100 stores in 100 days: 13 lessons from its success

Specsavers global retail director Derek Dyson reveals 13 lessons from Specsavers’ success. by Cara Waters

Priceline takes out top retailer as retail’s “bumpy ride” continues

Priceline was awarded the top retailer award at the eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards this morning. by Cara Waters

Meet the man who staunchly refuses to sell his clothing range online

Brett Birkill hears the constant talk about the importance of e-commerce, but flatly refuses to believe it. by Nina Hendy

Retail Adventures saga continues as receiver closes 29 more stores

The receiver for the company behind retail ventures Crazy Clark’s and Sam’s Warehouse has announced the closure of 29 stores today, after the business recently collapsed into receivership for the third time in five years. by Broede Carmody

Did you know you spend $11,000 each year while at work?

Office workers in Australian cities are forking out an average of $11,000 a year while at work, according to a survey from consulting firm Urbis. by Eloise Keating

Retail sector finishes financial year on a high: spend recovers after budget slump

Stocktake sales have enticed Australian shoppers to open up their wallets after the May budget, with retail sales up 18.4% in the past two weeks. by Eloise Keating

Zara’s 10th Australian store to open in Perth, as WA plans take off

Spanish fashion retailer Zara has announced that they will open their first Perth store, which will be their 10th Australian outlet. by Jennifer Duke

Consumers still falling for online marketing tricks: research

Consumers are susceptible to online marketing tricks, according to research released last month by Penn State University. by Cara Waters

Retail group backs student push to scrap three-hour minimum shifts

Australia’s largest retail group has backed a campaign by university students to scrap the regulation that requires Australian employers to employ casual workers for a minimum of three hours. by Eloise Keating

Hong Kong and Macau: A safe stepping stone into China?

Whenever we see with our own eyes something we've read about it becomes more real. No shock there. by Kevin Moore

Aussies more likely to open their wallets on Thursdays: study

The second Thursday evening of each month is the peak shopping time in Australia, making it the ideal time for advertisers to connect with consumers. by Jesse Hill

Baskin-Robbins planning a sweet future, despite cool consumer sentiment

Ice cream retail chain Baskin-Robbins plans to open 20 new stores across Australia over the next year, with the first five to open in coming months. by Michael Walsh

Consistent offer-based online communication is critical for sales results

The most important thing about awareness in your business: It’s never about one person. by Kevin Moore
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