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First Big W stores to close in Sydney

Three stores in Sydney will be the first to close as part of review of the Big W network.

Where’s the beef? Domino’s embraces meat alternative

Pizza giant is latest food business to put plant-based ‘meat’ on the menu.

Harvey Norman exec named new Freedom CEO

Blaine Callard joins Freedom after eight years as CEO of Harvey Norman in Ireland.

Aussies flocked to Amazon for games and household goods

Prime Day 2019 drives record orders for e-commerce company.

Instagram tests hidden like counts in Australia

Users no longer able to see exactly how many likes posts have received.

Uber Eats agrees to amend unfair refund policy

Food delivery platform will only charge restaurants for issues within their control.

Myer partners with tech retailer Litmus Lab

Department store says partnership will make it a “lifestyle destination” for consumers.

Prime competition: Retailers launch 48-hour sales of their own

Catch, eBay and others are going head-to-head with Amazon.

Poll: Do you have a loyalty program?

Are loyalty programs a nice-to-have, or must-have? We want to hear your thoughts.

“We will be slashing prices”: Aussies kick off Prime Day

Marketplace sellers settle in for 65-hour shopping event.

David Jones launches loyalty program

The launch of David Jones Rewards marks a significant expansion of the retailer’s loyalty offer.

Canberra Airport announces new retail partners

New terminal shops and eateries to feature local goods and flavours.

Most in-demand retail skills revealed: Hays

New research reveals hiring ‘hotspots’ and skill gaps.

Sydney Tools to add 40 stores in next five years

Retailer targeting tradies unveils aggressive expansion plans.

Canadian retailer enters competitive outdoor category

Arc’teryx is opening a flagship store in Melbourne.

Crumpler named official partner for 2020 Australian Olympic team

Iconic Australian bag brand named official travel luggage supplier.

“We’re a bit behind”: More Aussie retailers need to offer click and collect

Many businesses still haven’t bridged the gap between online and offline.

Domino’s trials cashless stores

Retailer says “vast majority” of orders are processed online anyway.

Fella Hamilton acquires wool label

Melbourne-based fashion chain bucks the trend of local retailers shutting up shop.

Retail sales essentially flat in May

Food sales were the main source of weakness in the month, data shows.


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