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From the source: Basil Karam, Life Interiors

Omnichannel retail business plans to open its third bricks-and-mortar store.

Subway strikes national delivery deal with Uber Eats

QSR chains increasingly offer delivery to convenience-obsessed customers.

Gap narrows between Coles and Woolworths

New UBS study finds Coles on the rise, while Woolworths plateaus.

Sportswear company Skins files for bankruptcy

Chairman blames flow-on effects from the GFC in company’s downfall.

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David Jones suffers sales slowdown in lead-up to Christmas

Struggling department store records modest gains in lead-up to Christmas.

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J.Crew chairman steps down

Millard “Mickey” Drexler steps down from board.

Australian dollar dips

Aussie dollar continues to slide against the greenback.

Super Retail Group names Anthony Heraghty as new CEO

New CEO to step up as of 31 March 2019.

Twenty per cent of retail workers feel financially stressed, study finds

Retail workers among the most financially stressed in Australia.

Vans parent lifts guidance on strong sneaker sales

Vans drives parent company’s strong Q3 earnings.

Tiffany revises expectations after weak holiday sales

Declining holiday sales dampen retailer’s 2019 outlook.

2019: The year of the disappearing customer

Retailers to undergo some restructuring as they attempt to figure out why the st…

Recycling is not enough

Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction.

Australian dollar falls

Aussie dollar slides against the dollar.

CommBank data show December spending boost, “generally good” business conditions

Sales growth in line with long-term average rates.

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