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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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Collins Foods snaps up more Dutch KFC stores

Deal follows the sealing of a corporate franchise agreement earlier this month.

Retail sector can expect a consumer rebound through November – NAB

"Our data now indicates that lockdown-affected areas are turning a corner.”

MySale taps new CEO on road to ASX listing

Online marketplace MySale has named a new CEO as it continues to work towards a potential listing on the ASX.

Nick Scali buys Plush from Greenlit Brands

Sale – to be settled next month – gives Plush an enterprise value of $110 million.

New Google search feature shows shoppers in-store inventories

Google has unveiled new search functions aimed at improving the online shopping experience.

TradeSquare Connect converts 100 Australian brands into wholesalers

Australian B2B marketplace TradeSquare has expanded its reach by creating a spin-off solution – TradeSquare Connect.

De’Longhi links coffee lovers and roasters in virtual Coffee Lounge

Part of the site is an online marketplace launching with 28 styles from seven local roasters, with more to come.

Dexus selling stakes in two super-regional shopping malls

Dexus Wholesale Property Fund is offering stakes in Gold Coast’s Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Sydney’s Macquarie Cen...

Aiwa brand up for auction, its parent bankrupt

The famous Aiwa brand – synonymous with audio products for 70 years – is up for auction as part of the Chapter 11 bankru...

Ikea expands Buy Back & Resell program as it eyes 2030 circularity goal

US pilot to precede nationwide launch as furniture retailer takes its sustainability initiative global.

BWX takes controlling stake in Go-To Skincare, as profit soars

Listed beauty and wellness business BWX is to take a 50.1-per-cent stake in omnichannel skin care brand Go-To for $89 mi...

New retail rules announced for high-risk NSW areas

New rules take effect from midnight Sunday in NSW covering the types of retailer allowed to let customers shop in-store ...

Amazon to test department stores in offline expansion

Department stores' share of the US retail market is at a record low, but Amazon sees an opportunity.

Samsonite strikes a positive note as Covid wreaks havoc on sales

Covid’s ongoing impact on global travel continues to impact travel-retail brand Samsonite which has recorded a loss attr...

NZ Fashion Week postponed in light of Level 4 lockdown

The organisers of New Zealand Fashion Week are considering options for a new date after the last-minute postponement of ...

Donut King to launch 30-strong van fleet in Australia

Aussie food franchise Donut King has launched a mobile business, delivering donuts to consumers’ doors.

Quadrant takes control of Papinelle to drive international expansion

“We have an amazing team, amazing product and with Quadrant’s focus and expertise alongside ours, we are ready to fully ...

Adidas sells Reebok to Authentic Brands

Authentic Brands has cemented its position as a major player in American retail after the “massive acquisition” of Reebo...

Surfstitch partners with General Pants to add 11 brands to its roster

Online surfwear retailer SurfStitch is to start stocking General Pants’ 11 private label brands after forming a long-ter...
Countdown supermarkets

Woolworths’ Countdown stores failing Kiwi consumers, says local watchdog

New Zealand's two major chains are stifling innovation and making persistently high profits in the absence of serious co...