Coles catching rival

 

PremiumIn this week’s edition of Inside Retail PREMIUM, an Australian footwear icon has emerged from administration and is revamping itself, with a new approach and store fitout.

The majors are back in the news, and its good news for Coles and Wesfarmers, as the stable outpaces its biggest rival.

On the digital front, an online player is cashing in on Christmas with new delivery options and shopper conveniences, while franchisors should keep their eye out for new powers given to the ACCC when it comes to the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Dick Smith’s Move chain is making moves in a new retail space, a menswear shop has taken on a new persona, and brownie lovers can feast on a sweet story by Deborah Jackson.

Robert Stockdill reports directly from the Westfield Asian Study Tour in Macau, and the Macquarie Centre expansion poses some fascinating questions for the Australian shopping centre industry, writes property expert, Michael Baker, in his exclusive monthly column.

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