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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

Australia front runner in e-commerce race: report

Australia has the third highest business-to-consumer e-commerce sales rates in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by business intelligence organisation by Kirsten Robb

Workers sexually harassed by customers unlikely to tell their boss: research

Retail and hospitality workers who are sexually harassed by customers are unlikely to ever tell their manager or boss, according to a study by a researcher from the University of Sydney. by Eloise Keating

Officeworks reports $1.57 billion in sales: inside the record result

Officeworks reported a record full year result today of $1.57 billion in sales for the 12 months to June 30, 2014. by Cara Waters

Monkey business: The speed and appetite for change in retail today

The rate of change for Australian retailers will only increase and competition will only get fiercer. by Brian Walker

Global sports retailer Intersport springs into Australian market

First it was the fashion giants Topshop, H&M and Uniqlo. Now it seems Australia is becoming a hot spot for global sports retailers. by Eloise Keating

Service, quality and price: Is it a matter of picking only two?

Retail grocers have to sharply define their offering to consumers in a sector that's getting tougher by the day. by Kevin Moore

Woolworths reveals Masters failure: financial losses continue to build

Retail giant Woolworths has revealed its home improvement chain Masters continues to operate at a loss. by Cara Waters

David Jones chief executive Paul Zahra resigns

David Jones chief executive Paul Zahra has resigned from the retail giant following its $2.2 billion takeover by Woolworths South Africa. by Cara Waters

High-end designer retailer with turnover of $12.4 million collapses

An online retailer that sells designer brands such as Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein at discounts of up at 80% has collapsed. by Eloise Keating

Why Google has just punished a major Australian retailer in their mobile search results: SEO video

Google has just warned website operators about mobile websites with faulty redirects. Here's why a major Australian retail chain is in big trouble – and how a responsive design website can help avoid the same fate. by Jim Stewart

Jan Cameron agrees to cough up $14 million over insolvent trading claims

Jan Cameron has agreed to hand over $13.84 million to the previous administrators of Retail Adventures, after reaching a settlement over claims the company traded while insolvent in 2012. by Eloise Keating

Australia to face a skills shortage of 2.3 million workers by 2030; June retail figures buck downward trend: Midday Roundup

Australia will face one of the worst skill shortages among developed countries in the next 15 years, according to research released this week by the Boston Consulting Group. by Eloise Keating and Kirsten Robb

Retail Adventures sale “extremely unlikely” say receivers, as another 22 stores close

The receivers of embattled discount chain Retail Adventures say it is “extremely unlikely” that they will find a buyer for most of the business. by Eloise Keating
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