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Frank Lowy sells stake in Scentre Group

Westfield founder exits Australian retail property industry.

Harvey Norman capital raising falls short of target

Approximately 3 million shares worth $7.8 million went unsold.

King Living, True Alliance deemed best privately managed retailers

Businesses highlighted in inaugural award by Deloitte.

Nick Scali’s first quarter marred by cautious consumers

First three months of FY20 sees traffic and like-for-like sales plummet.

Fair Work Commission approves Officeworks’ new staff agreement

New agreement offers staff above-award wages and penalty rates.

Retailers break out savvy discount strategies ahead of Black Friday

Retailers are adapting to a changing peak season.

Myer to open Harry Potter store in Melbourne

Department store hopes to see magical uplift in sales.

Charities reverse retail to address textile waste

Salvos, Vinnies, and Red Cross team up to launch ‘reverse pop up’.

Kmart draws on personalisation to customise Christmas gifts

Department store taps Onthego to produce personalised presents.

Michael Hill starts FY20 at pace

Jewellery retailer improves sales across all markets in first quarter.

“A real shopping experience”: Chemist Warehouse’s new bricks-and-mortar store in China

Discount Chemist opening store in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province.

Chemist Warehouse opening bricks-and-mortar store in China

Discount pharmacy looks to extend deeper into China market.

International retailers significantly impact local prices: RBA

Overseas players have dramatically reduced prices in Australia, said RBA.

City Chic broadens US reach with e-commerce acquisition

US Bankruptcy Court approves acquisition of Avenue assets.

Why Coles is following David Jones into food halls

Analysts are optimistic about the supermarket’s new concept.

Kookai launches new collection, working to unify international business

Kookai managing director talks plans for the international brand moving forward.

High shipping costs deterring Australians from buying online

Over half of survey respondents think shipping is too expensive.

Lendlease boosts average conversion rate 9 times with personal shopper trial

Property firm trials shopping app, personal stylist.

Vicinity Centres elects new chairman

Trevor Gerber will take the reins at the property group.

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, hundreds of stores to close

Once a destination for young, female mall-goers, the brand has lost relevance.

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