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Rakshnna Pattabiraman

Rakshnna Pattabiraman is a Business News Journalist at Octomedia covering news stories, reports and insights pertaining to the field of retail and FMCG. Prior to joining Octomedia, Rakshnna has a background in journalism with a focus on lifestyle, fashion, tech and culture reporting. When she is not a news junkie, she is off exploring and hiking this humble planet.

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Super Retail Group delivers record sales, eyes expansion

Group MD and CEO, Anthony Heraghty, said the business has been focussing on transforming from a traditional brick-and-mo...

Haydenshapes unveils new fashion offering, online

The debut collection also features upcycled buttons from surfboard waste, custom leash plugs and contemporary silhouette...

Ikea Australia launches live shopping event

Ikea stores across the country will host free live workshops, events and activities including Interior Design Speed Dati...

Wattie’s NZ launches DTC subscription service for baby food

Customers can choose from a variety of 23 different food pouches, delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

JB Hi-Fi posts record earnings, backed by online growth

The group says it will continue to invest in its multichannel strategy across both online and supply chain channels, upg...

ACCC clears Woolworths acquisition of MyDeal

The competition regulator concluded that both businesses are not “particularly close competitors”.

Baby Bunting marks record sales, begins New Zealand foray

Matt Spencer, CEO and MD of Baby Bunting, said the results were “tremendous” given the uncertain retail conditions acros...

Tasmania’s first new neighbourhood centre in a decade opens at Glebe Hill

The centre spans 5900 sqm and includes 18 specialty retailers anchored by Coles and can house 260 cars in an on-grade ca...

Ampol unveils its first electric charging outlet, in Sydney

Matt Halliday, Ampol’s MD and CEO, said the business’ shift to offer new energy solutions supports the uptake of battery...

Booktopia to move customer fulfilment centre to larger site

The new CFC spans 20,000 sqm and boasts a custom design layout to improve efficiency and reduce manual handling.

Oroton unveils new concept store in Sydney

Creative director Sophie Holt and her design team wanted to create "an immersive experience" for customers.

Acne Studios doubles down in Melbourne

The new 215sqm store — almost double in size — boasts minimalist design cues with muted colour interiors and blue canvas...

Lids unveils first NBA physical stores in Australia

Both will sell official team and league-branded merchandise and apparel from brands such as Nike, New Era, Mitchell & Ne...

Winners revealed for 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Denni Francisco Ngali x Warmun Art Centre has won the Fashion Designer Award at the 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awa...

Uniqlo debuts in South Australia

The new store spans 1000sqm and occupies a brand new spot within the Myer Centre.

Liquor Marketing Group buys loyalty marketing company

LMG supports 1400 independent operators in the liquor market under banners including Bottle Mart, SipnSave, Harry Brown ...

Daniel Hawkins appointed as Domino’s New Zealand GM

In his new role, Hawkins will work closely with franchisees and team members in 144 stores across New Zealand driving gr...

Rising inflation prompts ‘radical changes’ in how Australians spend

Of the 1005 Australians surveyed, 36 per cent of respondents believe rising costs will mean they will have less to spend...

Profits slump for online retailer Kogan

Founder Ruslan Kogan said consumers don’t want to alter their lifestyle but are happy to shift the way they shop in unce...

Rising costs stunt retail spending in June

Australian Retailers Association CEO, Paul Zahra, said the results are not necessarily a “full reflection” of business p...