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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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Kogan’s gross sales decline during third quarter

Kogan registered a moderate sales decline during its third quarter with consumer demands not meeting expectations.

ACCC raises concerns about Australian online marketplaces

The consumer watchdog says online marketplaces have a ‘high level of control and involvement’ in transactions between co...

Pureplay retailer Adore Beauty reports solid third-quarter results

The company has launched its fourth podcast dubbed ‘Makeup School’ in the third quarter along with Beauty IQ, Skincare S...

Costco makes its New Zealand debut

The US company has opened its first petrol station, in Auckland, as it counts down to the opening of its first warehouse...

Linfox deploys its first electric delivery truck for Coles

The new venture reflects the shared sustainability goals of both companies.

City Chic off to a good start in first half

The brand has also made strategic investments in its inventory levels to support future growth demands and to manage sup...

Sensory maps improve accessibility at Stockland town centres

The sensory maps are available for download from the respective shopping centre’s websites and can also be obtained from...

Puma launches new collection with Aussie skate brand

The Puma x Butter Goods collection has products retailing for $60 – $200 and can be purchased online or at Puma stores a...

Melbourne flower delivery service Lvly snapped up by Malaysian investor

Established in 2015, the Melbourne-based startup offers a same-day flower delivery service.

Trivago fined $44.7 million for misleading travellers

The court found the company guilty of deceiving consumers by misrepresenting hotel room rates on its website and in TV a...

David Jones launches clothing resale program

The service works by allowing customers to opt-in to re-commerce their items at a later date on the website.

Woolworths launches compostable produce bags in SA

The organic bags are made in South Australia by Biobag and will be available across the retailers’ fruit and vegetable d...

Redbubble sales fall despite Covid boosting online shopping

Sales fell by 16 per cent in the third quarter, despite a high level of returning customers who first engaged with the b...

Melbourne’s Salt&Pepper makes first interstate foray

The brand has been focussing on growing its brick and mortar footprint after witnessing a significant expansion of its e...

Priceline Pharmacy launches health insurance

Priceline health insurance members will receive Sister Club bonus points for every $1 spent on the premium and a $5 vouc...

Dan Murphy’s opens premium concept store stocking rare wines

On-demand tastings are available any day of the week and the store plans to host events such as wine masterclasses.

Westpac claims new online scam blocks are saving customers millions

Since January, the bank says it has saved $6 million, on behalf of 69,000 customers, saving an average of $87 each trans...

Sydney CBD store sale sets new Australian record

The cafe offers a spacious outdoor dining area providing picturesque views of the harbour bridge and Opera House.

Dymocks to open SA’s largest bookstore

The business has worked closely with award-winning Adelaide architect Grieve Gillett Andersen to preserve the building’s...

Kogan to enter insurance market with QBE

Ron Gelberg, director of partner care at Kogan said the partnership with QBE will simplify the insurance buying process ...