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Heather McIlvaine

Heather McIlvaine

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B is for branding: Inside Baby Bunting’s first rebrand

A new logo is just the beginning.

What online retailers should take away from Rent the Runway’s logistical nightmare

GlamCorner’s CEO offers advice on avoiding, and sometimes accepting, outages.

Zarraffa’s founder building $100m ‘dining destination’ in Queensland

The franchise founder wants to bring Melbourne’s market culture to the Sunshine State.

Fashion brands struggle to stay on home soil

Cue Clothing has been manufacturing in Australia for 50 years. Can it last much longer?

Brosa breaks new ground in furniture retailing

Digital-first brand opens new showroom, with plenty of tech.

The rise of sneaker culture

Why brands and retailers are jumping on the bandwagon.

Rodd & Gunn logo comes to life at UK store opening

Heritage brand opens first bricks-and-mortar store in the UK

Battery World takes employees to the next skill level

Franchisor teams up with TAFE to upskill staff.

Country Road leads the way in green – and beautiful – design

Store designer talks sustainable design.

The Iconic’s secret (tech) sauce

How Australia’s biggest online fashion retailer stays ahead of the curve.

The rise of the B Corp

More retailers are becoming certified B Corps. Here’s why.

Report: Queues, out-of-stock items cost retailers billions

New research quantifies the cost of negative shopping experiences.

10 practical tips to expand your brand to the US

“Follow up at least three times” and other lessons from Ettitude founder Phoebe Yu.

Breakthrough tech gives old clothes new life

General Pants launching trial with textile waste tackler, BlockTexx.

General Pants opening multiple stores in New Zealand this year

Stores will open across the country in a matter of months, CEO says.

New fulfilment service targets online wine retailers

Digital Wine Ventures to launch a specialised wine distribution service.

Fashion rental startup hits the accelerator

Designerex has expanded its peer-to-peer clothing platform to the US.

Vinomofo looks beyond bulk orders

Online wine retailer lowers the barrier to entry with ‘welcome kit’.

Luxury resale site raises $65 million

Vestiaire Collective raises capital to fund further expansion.

The biggest changes coming in FY20

Several changes are set to impact the retail sector.

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