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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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British retail giant takes stake in Australia’s MySale

Founded in 2007, MySale currently operates retail websites in four markets – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malay...

Uber, TWU set the bar for gig workers in landmark pact

Months of negotiations between Uber Australia and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) have resulted in a landmark agreemen...

Choice lodges OAIC complaint over ‘intrusive’ facial recognition technology

Privacy regulator reviewing The Good Guys, Bunnings, and Kmart practice of photographing and storing facial impressions ...

Shein sued for US$100 million by artist over ‘stolen’ design

The filing includes a comparison of her artwork and a wall hanging sold by Shein that appears to feature an exact replic...

Inflation, not volume, will drive retail sales growth until 2025 – report

"The speed of return of net migration will become a significant driver of retail’s future growth prospects,” says econom...

Weighed down by debt, Revlon collapses into bankruptcy protection

Analysts say the company’s collapse is due to its existing legacy debt levels amplified by worsening trading conditions ...
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The Reject Shop names its new CEO

The Reject Shop has tapped a former senior Bunnings and Officeworks executive as its new CEO.

Private equity stalks Boost, Betty’s Burgers parent

Quadrant offers Bain Capital an alternative exit path to a delayed listing plan.

Reliance, Apollo lodge US$6 billion bid for Boots business

Current parent, US group Walgreens Boots Alliance, is expected to retain a minority stake in the business, as high as 40...

Mosaic Brands braces for a loss, as sales fall short of expectations

The loss may come as a surprise to investors given the company posted a profit over the first half despite four months o...

Authentic Brands Group backs out of Ted Baker deal

The future ownership of Ted Baker is under a cloud after the preferred bidder – Authentic Brands Group – withdrew its of...

Reebok adaptive range designed for people with restricted mobility

"We created the Reebok Fit to Fit adaptive footwear collection to champion Reebok's mission of inspiring human movement ...

Wellness clinic and spa Endota buys New Zealand’s Forme Spa

Forme Spa, New Zealand’s largest day spa group, has been bought by Endota, Australia's largest spa and wellbeing network...

Collapsed Missguided snapped up by Frasers Group

Frasers Group has bought fast-fashion business Missguided and plans to set it up as a standalone business within the gro...

How Chinese toy giant Pop Mart thinks local, dominates global

Chinese toy giant Pop Mart has built a successful empire with a keen understanding of the cultural differences among the...

Missguided, alas: UK fast-fashion label collapses owing millions

Administrator called in as rescue bids for ailing omnichannel fast-fashion brand fail.

Mastercard faces court over anti-competitive deals with major retailers

“Mastercard’s alleged conduct meant that businesses did not receive the full benefit of the increased competition that w...

‘The other store’ – Mitre 10 repositions itself from its giant archrival

Hardware retailer Mitre 10 has launched a new branding campaign repositioning itself against the sector’s juggernaut Bun...

Grocer Supabarn uses flexible paydays to lure staff

Canberra-based independent grocery retailer Supabarn believes it has found an edge in attracting staff amid serious labo...

Qantas takes majority stake in online booking platform TripADeal

Byron Bay-based TripADeal was founded by Norm Black and Richard Johnston in 2011 to specialise in packaged holiday trave...