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Matthew Elmas

http://insideretail.com.au

Matthew Elmas is the news editor at SmartCompany, and a former journalist at Inside Retail.

Articles

Hairdressers say coronavirus exemption puts them at risk

PM raised eyebrows by allowing beauty services to remain open amid calls for social distancing.

Booktopia raises $20 million in bid to become Australia’s biggest bookseller

Online bookstore reveals major investment one week after buying the Co-Op.

Controversial ‘no-surcharge’ rule missing as Afterpay, Zip commit to self-imposed consumer crackdown

Controversial ‘no-surcharge’ rules have missed a mention in a new suite of self-regulations published by the industry.

Product safety crackdown floated as ACCC reveals millions of recalled products are floating around

ACCC fears over 3 million unsafe products are still in Australian homes.

Ex-Huxtaburger chief Matt Fickling to lead Motto Motto expansion

Brisbane-based ramen bar is looking to shake up the QSR space.

FWO on underpayment: Self-disclosure no longer enough

Big businesses that underpay to face multi-year audits, training, public apologies.

Retail rescue?

Retailers have had to battle tough trading conditions for a long time – will things improve any time soon?

Bras N Things, Hanes eye expansion

Now under the ownership of an American clothing giant, the local lingerie chain is going global.

Emma & Roe to be wound up

Michael Hill signals strategic refocus that will see its test brand abandoned.

Woolworths $1.8 billion fuel deal torn up

Supermarket giant will now need to find a new suitor.

David Jones charts future with new flagship

Exclusive partnerships, better service and localisation to serve as bedrock for DJs turnaround.

Oliver Brown vote delayed amid mounting trademark concern

Fight to gain control of collapsed cafe chain intensifies as scrutiny over director builds.

Michael Hill changes retail leadership structure

Jeweller to intensify focus on its largest business segment.

Former Billabong chief bags top job at Gap

Neil Fiske will join another struggling retail business.

Retail sales to pick up, but profit to be harder to come by

Retail relief on the way, economists say.

H&M to open in highly competitive centre

Swedish fast-fashion giant proves once again that its not scared of local retailers.

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Brown faces possible franchisee revolt

50-store network franchisor faces serious questions about his business practices.

Convenience retail weighs on Caltex

Higher oil prices and franchise transition impact fuel giant.

Veteran whitegoods retailer collapses

Another one bites the dust amid subdued market conditions.

Bunnings charts e-commerce expansion

Australia’s largest home improvement retailer is getting with the times.

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