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Heather McIlvaine


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Myer to reopen all stores next week

Retailer ends nearly two-month experiment as an online-only business.

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“We’ll focus like a laser on Australia”: Catch MD

Pete Sauerborn on competing with Amazon and starting a new job during a pandemic.

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Exclusive: Medical supplies marketplace launches to ease shortage

Retail Global’s Phil Leahy has launched MedCart to ease the PPE shortage.

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Kogan.com buys Matt Blatt for $4.4 million

Matt Blatt trading online only under a new owner.

Myer to open another eight stores this weekend

Department store chain to reopen a further eight stores from Saturday.

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Virtual showrooms seek to fill the fashion week gap

Fashion brands and buyers are being forced to find new ways to connect and place wholesale orders.

Adore Beauty launches first national TVC

Online retailer makes major marketing move after a period of strong growth.

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Brett Blundy changes role at Accent Group

Retail mogul steps down as non-executive director, but will continue to advise the footwear giant.

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Aussie bedding brand Ettitude raises $2.5 million

Online retailer closes deal after seeing demand spike during COVID-19.

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“We need some ideas, and we need them fast”

After the coronavirus hit, MI Academy was forced to rethink its upcoming hackathon. Now it might be better than ever.

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Former Amazon exec to lead Catch

Pete Sauerborn will bring over 20 years’ experience in American tech and retail companies to Catch.

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Myer to reopen some stores this week

Department store chain said it will trial the reopening of five stores in Queensland.

JB Hi-Fi posts strong Q3, but outlook remains uncertain

Customers stocking up amid the shift to working from home helps deliver a bumper quarter to JB Hi-Fi.

Kathmandu, Adairs reopen as spending freeze starts to thaw

Consumer spending and foot traffic are beginning to show signs of recovery, as some states ease restrictions.

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Getting back to business: What retailers can learn from Queensland

The Sunshine State eased restrictions over the weekend, leading many shops to reopen.

Retail industry groups set aside differences to support reopening of stores

The Shopping Centre Council and retail industry bodies have teamed up.

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Fashion is in crisis, but taking the opportunity to rethink current systems: survey

Brands to become more digital, local and collaborative after the current crisis.

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King Living opens virtual showroom

Furniture retailer unveils immersive, interactive shopping experience online.

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Petbarn expands same-day delivery Australia-wide

Specialty retailer says early uptake of its same-day delivery has been promising.

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Temple & Webster sees demand return to core categories

Online furniture giant provides business update after COVID-19.


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