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Toys ‘R’ Us Australia to head up UK revival

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Returned children’s goods retailer Toys ‘R’ Us Australia has signed a long-term exclusive licence agreement to facilitate the return of the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands to the United Kingdom.

Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

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Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the state, now being able to process 8,000 parcels an hour locally.

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2021’s Christmas period will be make-or-break for retail: ARA

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The upcoming Christmas period is fast becoming even more critical to retailers than usual, according to ARA boss Paul Zahra, with spending down 0.8 per cent in September compared to last year.

Suppliers: How to get your retail business customers to pay you quicker

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Options such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) services were first introduced to business to consumer (B2C) transactions, giving customers the ability to access products and services they need today while paying at a later date or over a series of instalments. .

Australian online sales tipped to reach $91.5 billion in 2025

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Australia’s e-commerce market is projected to reach $91.5 billion in 2025, according to research house GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s E-Commerce Analytics , online sales in Australia grew by 16.8 per cent last year and the company expects them to grow by a further 13.4

Luxury Escapes overwhelmed by ‘revenge travel’ bookings

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Close to two years on from the closure of Australia’s borders with the rest of the world, airlines are preparing to resume flights from certain states next week and Australians are excitedly booking overseas trips.

Aldi removes 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves

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Aldi has removed almost 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves, and has lowered its overall plastic use by 10 per cent in its fresh produce range, in the last year.

New report examines the value of customer reviews in e-commerce

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The digital era has brought hitherto unimaginable volumes of both information and misinformation to our fingertips, to the point where many have lost confidence in the trustworthiness of the content they read online.

Meal kits for man’s best friend: Marley Spoon introduces Bezzie

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Over the last six years, Marley Spoon has fine tuned its meal kit offering for Australians. Now, it’s looking to do the same for its four-legged family members. The global business is set to make its mark on Australia’s $2.9

Outland Denim founder asks for removal of Baptist World Aid report

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Outland Denim founder James Bartle has asked Baptist World Aid to remove its latest Ethical Fashion Report , and refine its rating curve in order to better reflect each individual brand’s efforts in being more ethical and sustainable.

Melbourne retail to reopen this Friday

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A positive move is coming to Melbourne retailers this week: an updated Victorian roadmap will now allow ‘non-essential’ retail to reopen from 6pm this upcoming Friday for fully vaccinated customers.

Woolworths Group sets vaccine mandate across business

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Woolworths Group will introduce a vaccine mandate for its Australia-based staff working in its stores, distribution and online fulfilment centres, and support offices.

Retail is back, but have your customers changed?

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Retailers around Australia are looking again to a brighter future. With New South Wales-based retailers opening their doors to shoppers and Victorian businesses set to follow, the Australian economy is being prised back open just in time for a busy holiday trading period.

Everyhuman launches Australia’s first different-sized shoe program

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For people with different-sized feet, shopping for footwear is anything but easy. It often involves buying two pairs of shoes in different sizes in order to get the right fit. Not only is this costly, but it’s also wasteful, since the remaining two shoes may never be worn, or even thrown away.

Luxury brand Hermès targeted by animal rights protestors

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The backlash toward leather-good brand Hermès has sparked protests around the world from affiliates of PETA after footage emerged last week of the “barbaric” conditions of its crocodile farm suppliers.

The winners of NSW’s reopened retail: CBA

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New South Wales customers came out in force to support local businesses last week, after retail and personal service businesses were finally able to open their doors to the public again.

Kate Morris’ new private equity firm will be 50 per cent women. Here’s why

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Last week, Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris and former Quadrant Growth Fund managing partner Justin Ryan announced their new venture: Glow Capital Partners. The private equity firm is looking to invest between $20 and $50 million in later-stage, values-led growth companies.

Kogan’s first quarter signals recovery from difficult FY21

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Online marketplace Kogan has recovered somewhat from disasterous inventory and logistics costs of last year, with gross profit growing 31.6 per cent during the first quarter of FY22 compared to the prior quarter, though remained 1.7 per cent down on the same time last year.

Burberry names new CEO

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Gianni Versace CEO, Jonathan Akeroyd, has been appointed as the new CEO and executive director of Burberry, effective April. Akeroyd will succeed Marco Gobbetti, who will step down from the role and leave Burberry by the end of this year.

Australia’s first Wahlburgers to launch before Christmas

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Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg’s famed burger chain Wahlburgers will open its first Australian store in Circular Quay, Sydney before Christmas 2021. The restaurant will be located at 7 Macquarie Street, Opera Quays, will be able to seat 250 guests, and is expected to employ 65 workers.

Exclusive: Welcome to Myer’s new Virtual Store

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Litmus Retail Group has partnered with Myer on a physical showroom concept that will enable the department store to display big and bulky products, such as treadmills, e-scooters and stand-up desks, and track how consumers are engaging with them to inform future buying decisions.

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Don’t miss out – it’s now or never for digital transformation

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We’re living in an era that has seen profound technological advances change the face of retail. Just a decade ago, Instagram and Afterpay were barely in their inception phase – now, it’s hard to imagine any B2C business not taking advantage of these tools.

The return of Tigerlily: An in-depth interview with the new CEO

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??Eco-startup Zero Co crashes crowdfunding servers as shares go on sale

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Eco startup Zero Co has broken the Australian record for the largest crowdfund in Australian history as it has raised $5 million in recorded time – six hours.

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Why retail media has become the next big tool in performance marketing

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Retailers are sitting on a golden opportunity to create revenue streams from assets they may not even appreciate they own, let alone recognise their true value.

The Aussie business woman behind Walmart’s most innovative brands

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After years working with FMCG giants like Kellogg’s and PepsiCo, Australian business woman Nicky Jackson took product development into her own hands with the launch of an organic skincare range for kids called Dermababy in 2013. But back then, it wasn’t easy to get recognised as a smaller supplier.

Crumpler co-founder returns as chief executive

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After months without a full-time chief executive, Crumpler co-founder David Roper has returned to the bag business in order to bring it back to its roots.

NSW salon reopenings a thing of beauty

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After enduring over 100 days of lockdown in NSW, non-essential retail, beauty, and hair services finally reopened their doors last Monday, to excited consumers and clients.

What are the retailers reopening on Monday most worried about?

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As New South Wales-based retailers prepare to open their doors on Monday, some for the first time in months, the industry as a whole is both incredibly excited and equally apprehensive.

Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris co-creates purpose-led private equity firm

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Kate Morris has co-founded a new private equity firm in an effort to knock down the walls she faced as a female founder raising capital for Adore Beauty. The new venture, Glow Capital Partners, aims to help purpose-led founders make a positive impact through business, according to Morris. “My

Aussies to spend $11 billion this Christmas – almost half online

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Retailers have 11 billion reasons to look forward to this Christmas period, according to the Australian Retailers Association.

‘More is more’: Q&A with Camilla CEO, Jane McNally

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Local luxury fashion brand Camilla is well-loved for its vibrant prints and colours, and glamorously distinctive collections.

Keeping up with the times: Tissot launches hybrid smart watch

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Luxury Swiss watch brand Tissot has just launched a new product that is a hybrid between a traditional timepiece and a smart watch, as it looks to keep pace with consumers’ changing needs and expectations.

Is brick-and-mortar retailing really dead?

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Industry pundits have long been tolling the bells of doom on the concept of physical stores. After all, why would customers drag themselves to a brick-and-mortar store when they can do all of their shopping online? For retailers, establishing and staffing a physical store is a significant overhead.

‘Not about products’: The genius of Moncler’s global, digital runway event

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Luxury French ski-wear brand Moncler staged a very different runway event recently. On September 25, in the midst of Milan Fashion Week, Moncler created a fashion show which took viewers on a digital journey to five major fashion cities to revel in the 2021 Mondogenius collection.

When Balenciaga met Fortnite: Why luxury and gaming are joining forces

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Luxury fashion house Balenciaga has partnered with Epic Games and Fortnite to release a range of digital fashion looks with interchangeable accessories.

Australians ordered 1 billion parcels in 2020

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Australians ordered over 1 billion parcels during 2020, a first for the country, according to the latest Pitney Bowes parcel shipping index.

A rush to reopen: Is it doing Australian retail more harm than good?

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Duty free shop operators and other airport retailers will be happy with the long-awaited (limited) opening of Australia’s international borders in November.

Ear to the ground: Why more brands are turning to podcasts

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Australia’s largest supermarket Woolworths has launched its very own podcast series through which it gives customers an insight into Australian farming communities.

Westfield Direct turns shopping centres into distribution hubs

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Scentre Group has launched its network-wide marketplace offering, Westfield Direct, which will allow customers to shop online from any Westfield around the country, across multiple retailers, for home delivery or click-and-collect.

International borders to open in November: PM

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Australia’s international borders are set to open in November, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, though state premiers have already started pushing back. Morrison made the announcement on Friday, noting that the decision was always part of the National Plan.

Embroidery, upcycling and scent making: Uniqlo amps up entertainment

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Uniqlo Singapore recently marked the 5th year of its Orchard Central Global Flagship, despite the pandemic presenting various challenges for the business locally.

Report highlights how retail workers are disadvantaged by shoddy practices

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A new report into the industry conditions of retail, fast-food and warehouse workers has found that despite many being heralded as ‘essential workers’ for the past two years, most don’t have the same access to better conditions, pay and flexibility that has allowed other industries to survive the pandemic. The ‘Who Cares?’