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Heather McIlvaine

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The BBQ Galore storefront.

Retail sector urges Vic Gov to revisit roadmap

Retail industry groups are pleading a case for a faster reopening in Melbourne.
Industry groups have criticised the slow reopening.

Most Melbourne stores to remain shut until October 26

Retail faces another seven weeks of store closures under Victoria's cautious plan to ease restrictions.

MTB Direct launches in New Zealand

Australian pureplay retailer expands to New Zealand.

How businesses can help close the Indigenous employment gap

Employment diversity is a hot topic in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. Here's how businesses can make real ...
Image of Total Tools storefront

Metcash enters binding agreement to acquire Total Tools´╗┐

Wholesaler moves forward with acquisition of national tool retail franchise.
Health & beauty

Sephora extends services with new blowdry concept

The global beauty giant will start offering hairstyling services in stores through a new partnership with a popular Melb...

RedBalloon: Why it’s time to invest in marketing

The platform's parent company Big Red Group has just made a major investment in marketing technology. CEO David Anderson...

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 F...

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.
Fashion & accessories

PPE: From healthcare crisis to fashion trend

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

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.
Openings & closings

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...

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 ...

Asher Keddie, Elyse Knowles talk leadership

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