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Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold is an author, copywriter, and editor with extensive experience writing for English publications and websites. He has spent 10 years living, working and shopping in Asia.

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API commits to major NSW distribution centre

API is the parent company of Priceline Pharmacy, Soul Pattinson Chemist and Pharmacist Advice.
Unhappy shoppers

Research finds big gap between shopper and retailer expectations

More than 70 per cent of Australian consumers believe they are usually better informed about products than the frontline...

Priceline stores caught selling fake goods

The chain has instituted a recall on the product which had been sourced “from an unauthorised and invalid source".
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South Australia to ban single-use plastics in 2021

Single-use plastics will be banned in South Australia, making it the first Australian state to introduce such a policy.
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Amazon launches Flex in Brisbane, hiring freelance delivery staff

Delivery platform should speed up delivery times in Brisbane, Amazon says.
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Asean consumers ‘less than satisfied’ with their e-commerce experience

Asean consumers ‘less than satisfied’ with their e-commerce experience.
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Most Aussies will stay loyal to new brands found during lockdown

New shopping habits formed during Covid-19 will stick around, new research shows.

Calvin Klein to bring footwear collections in house

US fashion house Calvin Klein discontinues its partnership with licensee Jimlar Corp to bring its footwear collections i...

McDonald’s logo changed to promote social distancing

International fast food chain McDonald’s logo has been altered in some global markets to emphasise the importance of soc...

Inditex shutters 3800 stores worldwide

Spanish apparel retailer temporarily shutters almost 3800 stores in 39 markets internationally in the midst of the coron...

Asia will account for 45 per cent of global retail sales next year

The world’s retail market expected to slow down next year, but Asia will account for 45 per cent of global retail sales,...

Monocle opens its first travel-retail shop at Hong Kong

Global media brand opens its first dedicated travel-retail store at Hong Kong International Airport.

The North Face reveals its future with New York store

Activewear label initiates its global retail strategy with the opening of a new store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood.

Microsoft London’s flagship store opens

The new store houses a dedicated gaming room, technical support area, and a design lab.