free daily newsletter

retail

Effects test “on hold” in competition review; Oroton bags a 16% jump in profit: Midday Roundup

An effects test will not feature in the draft recommendations of the federal government’s “root and branch” competition review, according to a Fairfax report this morning. by Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
 

Wendys says it’s committed to its franchisees as Victorian stores advertised for as little as $59,000

A number of Wendys Victorian franchisees have been listed for sale on online marketplaces over recent weeks, just days after Singapore-based Global Yellow Pages subsidiary Global Food Retail Group agreed to purchase the franchise network. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Smart50 winners: Where are they now?

Before tonight’s big reveal of the 2014 Smart50 list, we thought we'd take a glance back at some of the biggest and most successful Smart50 businesses from previous years – and catch up with where they are now. by Cara Waters
 

Anchorage Capital offloads Dick Smith; Western Union eyes off SME forex market: Midday Roundup

Private equity outfit Anchorage Capital has moved to sell its 20% stake in Dick Smith Electronics, which it bought from Woolworths two years ago. by Eloise Keating
 

The seven dumbest products Urban Outfitters has tried to sell

With so many gaffes under its belt, is Urban Outfitters deliberately courting controversy or is it just really bad at reviewing products for potential offensiveness? by Kirsten Robb
 

Why Bernie Brookes is “alert but not alarmed” and staying put in the Myer top job

Myer boss Bernie Brookes isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Instead, he's busy with plans to take the Australian department store into the brave new world of retail. by Eloise Keating
 

Australian online retailers need to embrace effective shipping solutions and mobile-optimisation: report

Free shipping and mobile-friendly websites are the key issues facing Australian retailers. by Broede Carmody
 

Passion8 jewellery brand snapped up by retail buying group

The flagship jewellery brand of collapsed company Miller Diamonds has been snapped up by retail group Showcase Jewellers. by Eloise Keating
 

Myer profit falls for fourth year in a row to $1.286 billion

Myer’s gross profit continues to fall, down 1.4% to $1.286 billion this financial year in the department store’s annual results released this morning. by Cara Waters
 

Fashion designer with $11.8 million in turnover collapses

A design company connected to Australian fashion label Saxony has collapsed. by Eloise Keating
 

Royal baby number two: Businesses jump to cash in

Cash registers around the world are about to ring again as businesses get set to cash in on the announcement of the impending arrival of royal baby number two. by Cara Waters
 

How Nick Abboud partnered with private equity to turn Dick Smith around

Dick Smith's CEO has opened up about the rapid transformation of the consumer electronics brand, revealing the extent of the changes that have taken place. by Eloise Keating
 

Is change really as good as a holiday?

Companies most likely to be successful in making change work to their advantage are the ones that no longer view change as an isolated event to be managed. by Brian Walker
 

Online homewares retailer Temple & Webster sizes up part purchase offers

Multimillion-dollar online homewares business Temple & Webster is hoping to accelerate its growth over the next 18 months through a “strategic partnership”. by Eloise Keating
 

Why small high street stores are in decay

High street store properties are caught in a cycle of decay and investment, with investment gradually slowing to a trickle over the past decade. by Kevin Moore
 

Tassie small business welcomes confident budget, with jobs rebates and a focus on retail

The Tasmanian Small Business Council has strongly endorsed the state government’s 2014-15 budget, which it says will give all Tasmanian business more confidence. by Eloise Keating
 

Shirt likened to concentration camp uniforms as Zara pulls two “offensive” products in two weeks

Global fashion chain Zara has been forced to pull two of its products in two weeks, after it faced online outrage on Wednesday over a children’s shirt likened to the concentration camp uniform worn by Jewish prisoners. by Kirsten Robb
 

A sinking business plan: 44-year old retailer with 13 outlets collapses

An Australian retailer of boating products and marine supplies that has been operating since 1970 has collapsed. by Eloise Keating
 

71-year-old owner says Australia’s oldest hobby business up for grabs

A Sydney hobby business that has been operating for 79 years is looking for a new owner. by Eloise Keating
 

Blue, red or green, government needs to support the self-employed

Thousands of people are leaving the payroll of big business and government to embark on the journey of being self-employed. by Kevin Moore
 
Free Daily Newsletter
Invalid Input