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Heather McIlvaine



Retailers, suppliers urged to eliminate plastic packaging

Businesses are being encouraged to switch to sustainable shipping materials.

Flora & Fauna founder takes aim at plastic packaging

Julie Mathers has launched Take It Back, a new campaign aimed at eliminating packaging waste, to coincide with Plastic Free July.

Online shoppers express anger over poor customer service

Global Retail Brands is facing a slew of negative online reviews over slow deliveries and missing items.

Australian retailers work towards reconciliation

Only a handful of retailers have Reconciliation Action Plans. Here’s how they’re tackling racial inequality at home.

Retailers rethink the future of the workplace

Businesses based in Victoria are anticipating a rise in remote working even after they’re allowed back in the office.

PPE: From healthcare crisis to fashion trend

We take a look at the evolving opportunity for brands to make and sell PPE in Australia.

How HoMie turned Champion’s old samples into collectors’ items

A recent collaboration between the brands reveals a growing appetite for pre-loved clothing.

Richard rallies the troops

How the man behind Morrison brought Australia’s fashion industry together to survive the coronavirus crisis.

Why are some major chains reopening and not others?

Rental agreements and the availability of hand sanitiser play a big role in retailers’ decision-making.

Kathmandu completes first stage of capital-raising without Briscoe Group

Outdoor retailer raises $154 million from institutional investors.

What retailers need right now

Rent reductions from landlords, a freeze on wage increases, income support for unemployed Australians and other measures are critical to help struggling businesses.

Retailers look online as foot traffic dries up

Retailers are ramping up investment in e-commerce, and some are altering the way products are delivered, in response to COVID-19.

Asher Keddie, Elyse Knowles talk leadership

Myer’s brand ambassadors were featured speakers at VAMFF’s International Women’s Day Breakfast.

Perth swim brand featured in Kylie Jenner fashion shoot

Ambra Maddalena gets a surprise nod from American mega-influencer.

Winning Appliances spares no expense to unseat top-tier rivals

The retailer believes there is still a lot of market share to take.

Redbubble CEO ousted, founder returns in interim role

Martin Hosking replaces Barry Newstead in leadership shake-up.

Outland Denim recognised for anti-trafficking work

Jeans brand shortlisted for international award.

Sportsgirl introduces its first ‘Sportsboy’

The iconic teen fashion brand is embracing diversity in its latest campaign.

4 great CEO insights from NRF 2020

The best insights from the biggest names who spoke at the annual conference in New York City last month.

$50 million debt revealed as expressions of interest close for Jeanswest

Administrators held the first creditors meeting this week.


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