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Woolies partners with UK tech startup to tackle dietary requirements

Spoon Guru will make it easier for customers to search for products online.

Spending above average in May

Utilities, retail and transportation leads spending growth post-election.

Steinhoff reveals $2 billion loss in FY18

Profit wiped out by costs related to the investigation into its sketchy transactions.

What Catch reveals about Wesfarmers’ acquisition strategy

Retail analysts weigh in on the acquisition.

Majority of consumers still prefer in-store shopping

Sixty-three per cent of Australians prefer the bricks-and-mortar experience.

RMIT schooling fashion students in retail

Leading fashion school will launch a new retail major next year.

Cameron Trainor reprises role as JB Hi-Fi managing director

Trainor spend the last 12 months leading the group’s merchandising team.

Online buyers prioritise price over quality

Over half of consumers prefer a good deal to a good product.

Cotton On launches online in India

Fashion brand partners with local marketplaces to enter region.

Alibaba Group looks to list in Hong Kong

Chinese e-commerce giant to raise up to US$20 million in confidential listing.

Convenience stores in the age of speed

How Caltex, BP and 7-Eleven are diverging from the ‘servos’ of old.

Second half of 2019 to deliver relief to retailers: Deloitte

Lower cash rate and tax cuts to boost spending in H2 of 2019.

Bunnings to have full e-commerce offer by Christmas

Bunnings managing director expects to deliver service ahead of schedule.

Retail industry “clearly in recession”: NAB

Industry conditions have fallen to levels not seen since the GFC.

Booktopia expires crowdfunding plan, pursues external funding

Biggest ever crowdfunding attempt ends early.

Wesfarmers to purchase Catch Group

Kmart and Target to benefit from $230 million acquisition.

Westfield partners with Uber on aerial rideshare

Westfield partners with Uber to explore rooftop skyports for Uber Air.

Greencross names new CEO, fills out management team

Former Bras N Things CEO George Wahby to lead Greencross.

Ex-Aldi exec joins Super Retail Group

Benjamin Ward will take over as managing director of Supercheap Auto in July.

Coco Republic expanding to Gold Coast

Furniture retailer opening new showroom in Brickworks, Southport, in July.

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