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Steinhoff requests support from creditors

Steinhoff International is extending the window for creditors to approve and sign up to a “consensual restructuring plan and a lock-up agreement.”

Victoria to ban plastic bags next year

Plastic bags used by retail stores, takeaway shops and small supermarkets will be targeted

Steinhoff International sells property assets

Consideration for Steinhoff’s operating companies was “nominal”, while the property companies came to approximately $770 million.

Michael Hill secures debt extension

The key variation in Michael Hills deed is an extension of the maturity date to 30 September 2021

Godfreys begins turnaround campaign

Ailing vacuum retailer Godfreys announces an aggressive campaign advertising major discounts as a part of its ‘turnaround campaign’.

Oliver Brown to exit voluntary administration

Creditors and franchisees back current management team.

NRA: Labor’s attempt to overturn penalty rates a “desperate political stunt”

Opposition introduces bill to reverse penalty cuts.

API acquires Clearskincare Clinics for $127.4m

Priceline parent looks to broaden reach.

Woolworths refutes consumers ‘self-containing’ meat and seafood

Retailer dismisses suggestions it’s considering allowing shoppers to use tupperware for transporting food.

Extended retail hours key motivator for Chinese tourists

The report stated that retail trading hours could be extended to 6.30pm with earlier trade on Sundays

Woolworths Group own over half of alcohol market

Report: Overwhelming majority of alcohol purchases are in supermarkets.

Bricks-and-mortar retailers see spike in foot traffic

34 per cent of physical only retailers adopted a positive outlook for the future – double the number from six months ago

Uniqlo to join The Glen

The store will be Uniqlo’s sixteenth store in Australia and the sixth store in Victoria

Simone Perele expands to WA

The new boutique is located in the Claremont Quarter and will offer Simone Perele’s ‘Capsule Collection’

The pitfalls of loyalty programs

Ambiguous goals, potential fraud and massive amounts of data – developing an effective loyalty program is easier said than done.

Grocery delivery to be automated within 20 years?

Driverless grocery stores replace supermarkets, while mail is handled by automated delivery units.

Steinhoff Asia Pacific considers name change

The group trademarked the name Greenlit to distance itself from parent Steinhoff International.

Toys ‘R’ Us Australia is shutting down

Approximately 700 workers will be affected as Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us are wound down.

Economy-wide spending growth slows in May

Monthly spending trend falls, though investor confidence remains high.

ACCC fines Apple $9 million for misleading customers

Tech giant ordered to pay for misleading customers.

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