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South African retailers marching to our shores

Carolyn Cummins  FEBRUARY 27, 2017 The Age South African-based brands are the latest wave of offshore retailers eyeing Australia as an expansion market, attracted by its proximity, similar climate, matching seasons and consumer outlook. Woolworths Holdings led the way with its purchase of David Jones, Mimco, Country Road, Politix and Witchery, and now other brands […]

Penalty rates reduction puts the experience back to Sunday

Catie Low FEBRUARY 24, 2017 The Age Businesses have welcomed a shift in Sunday penalty rates for workers in retail and hospitality as providing a boost for an increasingly important trading day. Sunday is the No.1 trading day for many of Fred Harrison’s grocery stores across NSW, Victoria and Queensland and now Australia’s biggest independent […]

7-Eleven Steps Up the Pace on Its 'Digital Journey'

February 20, 2017 CSNews Mobile app, drone delivery are among its recent efforts. IRVING, Texas — In the past few years, 7-Eleven Inc. has embraced innovation and recently strengthened its commitment to digital by naming a chief digital officer. “7-Eleven is new to the digital journey. We realized we need to have a presence [with […]

Business must brace as aggressive Amazon gets set to strike

ROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN February 24, 2017 The Australian Business columnist Melbourne @BGottliebsen  When Amazon comes to Australia with its full local distribution system our retailers are set for an enormous shock. Many will discover just how far they have fallen behind the rest of the world in sophisticated online marketing and distribution as a result of their […]

Woolworths cuts dividend after profits fall 17 pct to $786 mln

Sue Mitchell February 22, 2017 Woolworths has slashed its interim dividend by 10¢ after net profits from continuing operations fell 16.7 per cent to $785.7 million in the December-half. The retailer’s $1 billion investment into reducing prices and improving service boosted same-store supermarket sales in Australia but sent margins crashing to the lowest levels for […]

The Future of Retail Is Extreme

Tom Goodwin February 18, 2017 A version of this appears in Marketing Week, please click here to view it there, or read this longer version below. A change is sweeping through retail and it’s not what everyone assumes it is. We may think the internet is changing shopping forever, and it certainly is, but another […]

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