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Heather McIlvaine


Myer to close all stores, stand down 10,000 staff

Department store joins long list of discretionary retailers forced to close due to falling sales.

CEOs call for shutdown as more stores close

As the number of store closures rises, some leaders are calling for a government shutdown.

Mass closures as Premier, Accent, Lovisa and others shut stores

Retailers in discretionary categories say they have no choice but to close.

Michael Hill closes 300 stores worldwide

Retailer now selling online only in response to rapid changes in consumer behaviour and government regulations.

Which shops can stay open in Australia?

Confusion surrounds the Federal and State Governments conflicting containment measures.

“The most responsible thing was to close”: Why Fjallraven shut its stores

As new regulations loom, some businesses decided to close stores of their own accord.

Premier feeling the impact of global pandemic after strong first half

Smiggle owner remains tight-lipped about sales impact of COVID-19.

Image of Woolworths supermarket

“More hands on deck”: Woolies invites ex-Qantas staff to apply for jobs

Uneven impact of coronavirus on display, as Woolies offers to hire some of 20,000 workers Qantas laid off.

Photo of Patagonia store in Melbourne

Patagonia has temporarily closed all stores in Australia

Outdoor brand is one of the first retail chains to close in Australia due to COVID-19.

Image of people walking down Melbourne laneway.

What the new crowd limit means for retail

Stores are exempt, but customers are still likely to stay away.

The good news stories we all need right now

From CEOs taking pay cuts, to retailers donating food and toilet paper.

Officeworks stationery store. Officeworks is a chain of Australian office supplies stores in Australia and the market leader

More retailers offering paid sick leave to casuals

Officeworks joins Woolworths, Kmart and Target in supporting workers during coronavirus.

Young beautiful woman holding coffee paper cup and looking at smartphone

Buy now, pay later use more than doubled in 2019: report

New data shows uptick in use of Afterpay, Zip Pay and others.

Paid sick leave for casuals in the spotlight

Government under pressure to ensure casual workers can afford to self-quarantine.

Photo of Paul Zahra, CEO of the Australian Retailers Association.

Paul Zahra to take over as CEO of the ARA

Former boss of David Jones to lead peak industry association.

Pandora cuts 180 staff from regional offices in global reorg

The restructure is is expected to cost more than $300 million.

Rachel Burke sitting on her tinsel throne at VAMFF.

“Regional makers should be supported and celebrated”

Designer and artist Rachel Burke debuts a tinsel throne at VAMFF to draw attention to Australia’s regional makers.

GlobeWest opens first D2C store in Melbourne

Furniture brand opens outlet store, offering 50 per cent off RRP.

Illustration of diverse group of women

Why do we still feel so conflicted about International Women’s Day?

The debate about the role of IWD has been stuck for years.

Inside Tiffany & Co’s newly designed store in Perth

Luxury jewellery brand opens new boutique in Perth’s Raine Square.


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