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What does Coles gain from dropping the Express chain?

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Earlier this week, supermarket player Coles announced it is selling its convenience arm Coles Express to long-time fuel partner Viva Energy for $300 million.

Cinnabon to launch into Sydney

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US-based chain Cinnabon is expanding its Australian presence with its first store in Sydney soon to open. . Scheduled for late November or early December, the store be located in Darling Square, expanding a network that is currently confined to Queensland and Melbourne.

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Star Pharmacy names new CEO

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Star Pharmacy Group has appointed Peter Piliouras as the new CEO of its national pharmacy business. The group incorporates its own national brand, Star Discount Chemist and a number of Priceline Pharmacies and independent stores.

Coles Group to sell convenience store business to fuel partner Viva Energy

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Coles Group is to sell its fuel and convenience business to listed Viva Energy for $300 million in a deal which will have to first satisfy the competition regulator and gain foreign investment approval.

How to Effectively Create a Frictionless Customer Experience in E-Commerce

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge, Founder, Managing Partner and CEO - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito, Interim VP and Consultant, Chameleon Collective | Mike Leibovitz, General Manager of Digital Solutions - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how addressing customer friction and smoothing out your digital customer experience will help you thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges.

Are lab-grown gems the future of jewellery? Deltora Diamonds CEO thinks so

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Deltora Diamonds is an Australian fine jewellery brand specialising in lab-grown diamonds and gemstones. It has opened three stores in the last 18 months and is looking to enter the New Zealand market next year, as demand for ethical products grows.

Booktopia boardroom spill clears the way for new CEO, says founder

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A boardroom spill at online book retailer Booktopia has seen chairman Chris Beare and three fellow independent directors resign. . Su-Ming Wong resigned yesterday with immediate effect, while Fiona Pak-Poy and Judy Slatyer will stay on until the group’s annual meeting on November 28.

A strong winter boosts KMD Brands’ sales

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A record winter and a return to in-store trading boosted KMD Brands’ sales in its latest full year. For the 12 months to July 31, sales increased by 6.2 per cent to $868.34 million (NZ $979.8

What is ‘transcreation’ and why is it important for Aussie retailers?

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For retailers, the latest census should be more than just a few headlines that disappear with the news cycle. The results have a real-world impact on your business and it will only increase in the coming years. By way of the 2021 snapshot, we know that 29.1

Aje eyes US expansion with NYFW debut

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Australian fashion brand Aje has made its first “off-schedule appearance” at the New York Fashion Week. At an immersive show at Roll & Hill in Manhattan, the brand featured curated pieces from its Spring Summer 23 ‘Lumen’ collection teaming up with NY-based creative agency Replica.

Dior opens Brisbane pop up to showcase winter menswear range

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Luxury fashion label Dior has opened a pop up in Queensplaza, Brisbane, to introduce its men’s winter 2022 collection. . Dior says the ground-floor store, which will remain open until the middle of next month, was inspired by a winter morning in Paris on the Pont Alexandre III.

How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

NRA in ‘upheaval’ after CEO quits amid vaping furore

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The future of the National Retailers Association is unclear after CEO Dominique Lamb resigned suddenly, within two months of the exit of long-standing chairman Mark Brodie. .

Patagonia founder gives away company to help fight climate crisis

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Yvon Chouinard, the billionaire founder of the outdoor apparel brand Patagonia, said he is giving away the company to a trust that will use its profit to fight the climate crisis.

Hobart to host Tasmanian Fashion Festival this month

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Hobart is set to host its first fashion festival this month dubbed the Tasmanian Fashion Festival (TFF). The event spans two days and aims to support emerging and established designers, creatives and retailers.

Aje sees the light: Why the Aussie brand is ramping up its global presence

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Australian fashion brand Aje has committed to further international expansion, potentially including a dedicated bricks-and-mortar presence in the United States, after spending the last year and half focusing heavily on its international retail partners.

London Fashion Week opens with tributes to Queen Elizabeth

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From an all-black opening look to models holding a picture of Queen Elizabeth, London Fashion Week began with tributes to the late monarch as fashionistas paid their respects during the period of national mourning.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

Construction starts on Bourke St Mall’s Melbourne Walk

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Construction has begun on the new mixed-used development dubbed Melbourne Walk on Bourke Street Mall. The redevelopment is Bourke Street Mall’s first new project in 50 years and includes a 6000sqm area of retail and two hotels.

Kanye West seeks to end apparel partnership with Gap

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Kanye West’s lawyers on Thursday sent a letter to Gap notifying the apparel chain that the rapper and fashion designer was terminating his partnership with the company, saying it failed to meet its obligations under the contract.

How Lazada aims to stop the sale of counterfeit products online

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Lazada recently came together with leading brands to launch Southeast Asia’s first e-commerce anti-counterfeiting consortium, also known as the Seca Working Group.

Mosaic Brands pays penalties for misleading representations

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Mosaic Brands has paid $266,400 in penalties following two infringement notices issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for misleading representations.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Daniel’s Donuts to open 15 stores in three months

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After opening its newest store this week, Melbourne chain Daniel’s Donuts says it plans to expand its network from 25 stores to 40 by the end of this year.

Cotton On leads brands bringing Peter Rabbit to life in licencing deals

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Peter Rabbit apparel will now be sold in new territories globally as part of a fresh licencing deal with Penguin Ventures. Penguin Ventures – the licensing arm at Penguin Random House – has announced a worldwide series of partnerships on behalf of the brand’s owner, Frederick Warne?&

Analysis: What the crackdown on sustainability claims means for retail

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Sustainability has become a top priority for investors and consumers concerned about the looming climate crisis – and the fashion industry, one of the leading creators of global emissions, is increasingly focused on portraying its green cred.

The Body Shop brings back Open Hiring to fill seasonal roles

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To remove barriers to employment, The Body Shop Australia says it will fill all seasonal roles in-store through its inclusive Open Hiring Program.

Three ways online grocers can win, and retain, customers post-pandemic

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, grocers managed an unprecedented level of online orders for fulfilment via delivery and click-and-collect.

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Cash-strapped small retailers set to get help reaching net-zero goals

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Retail and hospitality businesses will soon be able to draw on external expertise in their quest to reach net-zero emissions after the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) forged a partnership with clean-tech start-up Greener. .

Australia’s Daniel Avakian makes NYFW debut

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Fashion designer Daniel Avakian has made his first appearance at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. . His namesake brand choose its latest collection, ‘Tears in the Rain’, which was inspired by the 1982 film Blade Runner and features 3D-technology integrations.

More dining and a new food hall: How Chadstone is evolving to stay ahead

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More than five years after Vicinity Centres first kicked off its $660 million makeover of Chadstone shopping centre , the so-called “fashion capital” is continuing to expand its footprint and evolve its offering to meet the changing needs of shoppers.

Behind the rise and rise of Aussie designer furniture brand Sarah Ellison

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Temple of the Sun co-founder talks design inspiration and sales growth

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Temple of the Sun is a fine jewellery brand specialising in gold necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. Founded in Byron Bay in 2014, it has gained a cult following for its unique designs inspired by history, archaeology and ancient symbolism.

How KFC tapped its employees to help design its newest flagship

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Last week, Collins Food, the Australian franchisor of KFC and Taco Bell, launched its 350th restaurant globally: a new, eco-friendly KFC flagship in Queens Street Mall in Brisbane.

Business lessons from Beyoncé

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As I write this to you, I’m listening to Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance. In fact, I’ve been listening to it on loop since it was first leaked, and to be honest, I’d rather be booty-shaking on a dance floor right now, rather than in the office.

Why Bulgari is embracing Zepeto, Asia’s most popular metaverse

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Italian luxury fashion house Bulgari, known for its high-end jewellery, watches and accessories, as well as the Bulgari chain of hotels and resorts, has launched a virtual world within Zepeto, Asia’s most popular metaverse platform.

States urged to clarify trading rules for QE2 holiday

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To mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Federal Government has declared a one-off public holiday on September 22. However, states and territories have yet to clarify retail trading conditions for the day.

Inside Myer’s newest store upgrade, in Toowoomba

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Myer has opened its refurbished store in Grand Central, Toowoomba, after agreeing to a new longer-term lease. The refresh features new lighting, flooring and fixtures as well as the removal of many existing walls to open up the store. Change rooms and entrances have also been upgraded.

Sydney Airport opens new luxury precinct

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Sydney Airport has opened the first stage of its premium luxury retail precinct in the T1 International terminal. The 2700sqm precinct will house 19 of the world’s leading sought-after luxury fashion brands along with new concepts from Heinemann Tax & Duty-Free.

Aldi opens its first Melbourne Corner Store concept today

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Aldi has opened its first Corner Store concept, in Melbourne’s CBD, complete with a cafe serving barista coffee.

Price, not volume, driving Australian retail sales growth

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Australian retail sales are on the rise – but new research suggests growth is being driven by inflation, not by consumers buying more.

LSKD to open first of six planned physical stores in Melbourne

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Sportwear apparel brand LSKD will open its first Melbourne brick-and-mortar store at Chadstone Shopping Centre. The store is the first of five planned for Australia, with another set to open in New Zealand, all within a year.

Boohoo co-founder takes stake in Australian e-commerce company MySale

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Mahmud Kamani, the co-founder of British online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo, has bought a chunk of Australian e-commerce business MySale – just as Frasers Group is attempting a takeover bid. . According to filings with the London Stock Exchange, Kamani now holds 4.76