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Hungry for growth

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for several Australian food franchises, who have struggled with failed IPOs and diminishing share prices.

Wesfarmers leaders bullish in the face of increased competition

Coles has no intention of meekly surrendering the gains it has made in the past decade to a renewed Woolworths, expanding Aldi and Costco store networks.

A battle ahead for Bunnings expansion

Wesfarmers continues to battle negative sentiment from some investment analysts about its foray into the home improvement market in the UK.

Rocky waters ahead for retail

Chilly winds of current economic climate are blowing through the retail industry and shaping major boardroom decisions.

Specialty retailers hit struggle street

The agony and ecstasy of specialty retailing.

A case of the budget blues for retailers

Will the governments budget encourage consumers to open their wallets again?

Discount retailers on struggle street

The challenges confronting Big W and Target are also impacting on The Reject Shop.

Self-service checkouts no saving grace

Coles faces the prospect of a major investment in security to protect sales that currently are quite literally walking out the door.

Setting off a chain reaction

Franchise Council’s new executive chairman is a clever move but unlikely to sway the Federal Government on its proposed new laws.

Aussie retailers prepare for international onslaught

Local fashion retail undergoes shake-up.

Behind Solomon’s stake in Myer

Analysis: Is Lew getting bang for his buck?

Thinking outside the square

According to Credit Suisse, the key to Kmart’s revival is to sell off Target. But is it the lifeline that Kmart needs, or is it a case of simply throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Fashion retail’s continued struggle

There were more than a few glum faces peering into champagne glasses around the Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival staged over three weeks in March.

What lies beneath

Behind the delivery drones and the revamped menus at Domino’s lies the underpayment of staff, visa rorting and employee intimidation.

Federal government sets a chain reaction

Franchisors are now being pushed by the federal government.

The agony and ecstasy of half-yearly results

First half sales results from ASX-listed retailers confirm continuing difficult retail conditions.

The rise of large format retail centres

The collapse of Woolworths Masters Home Improvement chain has reduced the development pipeline for retail floorspace in Australia.

More Aussie retailers bite the dust

Falling sales and margins signal the failure of December and post-Christmas trade.

FWC’s slow review process drags on

The Fair Work Commission’s review of the 2010 retail award is now bordering on farcical.

All eyes on Australia

Once seen as too small and costly for global retailers, global brands are now more interested than ever in the local market.

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