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Oliver’s trims loss in FY18

New leadership and initiatives deliver a boost.

Harvey Norman looks overseas as profits drop

Retailer looks to open a further 18 international stores by 2020.

Myer axes 30 management roles

Roles cut to reduce costs and barriers between staff and customers.

Myer announces exclusive partnership with Aesop

Department stores battle for brands.

Steinhoff International appears before parliament

Company provides debt update to South African parliament.

Large format retailers welcome new land use definitions

The changes reflect growing demand for convenience.

Father’s Day to bring slight bump in spending

Sales to be softer than in previous years.

Cash Converters strong result driven by personal financing

Online growth buoyed a 10 per cent drop in store earnings.

Industry body hopeful amidst political upheaval

Retailers to reap benefits of turbulent political landscape.

Most retailers expecting online revenue growth

Ninety-one per cent of retailers expect online revenue growth this year.

Time-poor lifestyles shifting retail mix in CBDs

Prime retail space is increasingly driven by service-based operators.

E-commerce driving parcel industry

Aussies now receive an average of 34 parcels a year.

Specialty Fashion Group widens loss following brand divestments

Profitable City Chic fails to outweigh discontinued businesses.

Accent Group profits from digital sales and better margins

The retailer says digital sales grew 131 per cent in FY18.

Apps make shopping a special event

Online technology is being harnessed to attract customers into bricks-and-mortar shops.

Ray-Ban to open first Australian store

The store will open at Westfield Doncaster shopping centre in Melbourne.

Adairs reaches record profit growth

Retailer sees sales boost from more frequent purchases.

Michael Hill profit drops 86 per cent

Jewellery company hit by one-off closure costs.

Roselands Shopping Centre to receive $90m facelift

The redevelopments first stage will be unveiled in mid 2019.

David Jones profit drops 58.3 per cent

Department store struggles through a “significantly disruptive and difficult year”.


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