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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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Vendors in Partnership Awards winners revealed

BigCommerce was named Solution Provider of the Year in the 2022 Australian Vendors In Partnership (VIP) awards announce...

Grocery giants face ‘marathon, damaging’ court case over underpayments

Federal Court judge makes an unusual order that four separate cases could be heard as one – lengthening the wait for im...

Chemist Warehouse takes stake in McPhersons

McPherson's will become an exclusive long-term distributor of a portfolio of health and beauty brands owned or controlle...

Endeavour Group doing ‘all we can’ as supply chain crisis bites

Liquor retailer Endeavour Group says supply chain challenges are impacting product availability and transport costs.

New York-listing deal values China’s Lanvin Group at $1.9 billion

Chinese fashion company set to list on the New York Stock Exchange via a special purpose acquisition company.

Brisbane Fashion Festival to return this year, dates revealed

The return of the Brisbane Fashion Festival has been confirmed, scheduled for August.

Ginger & Smart trims network under ‘strategic’ administration

"The administration has been used to clean up the lease portfolio and Covid-related rental relief,” a spokesperson told ...

Kiwis ‘not served well’ by grocery duopoly, but report reactions mixed

“The commission makes it clear the market is not working. There is muted competition between the two main companies, whi...

Russian liquor pulled from shelves in response to invasion

"As an organisation, ... we are deeply concerned with the situation in Ukraine and we join the calls for peace.”
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Myer to close Blacktown store as downsizing plan continues

Move follows the reduction of footprints of five other stores across Australia.
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Kogan sets new record for six-month sales

Pureplay online retailer Kogan has recorded its largest gross sales in a single half in the six months to December, reac...

Allbirds sales increase, but losses continue

Despite a modest profit in the final quarter of last year, Allbirds management predicts a loss for the current year.

Higher average spend, overseas growth boost Retail Food Group’s first half

Retail Food Group reported robust operating performance across its quick-service restaurant business, the Gloria Jean’s ...

Peter Allen to retire from Scentre Group; replacement named

Scentre Group CEO and MD Peter Allen is to step down from the role on September 30 as part of a succession plan, before ...

Scentre Group boosts leasing rate, turnover rebounds

Scentre Group says it finished last year with a leasing rate of 98.7 per cent across its trans-Tasman portfolio.

AusPost makes the most of e-commerce boom while letter volumes decline

Surging parcels and service revenue drove a healthy increase in profit for Australia Post in the December half.

Sharp improvement in retail sales as Omicron impact wanes

Fresh data shows a 4.9-per-cent year-on-year increase in retail sales in January and a 14.4-per-cent rise on pre-pandemi...

Lego Foundation launches US$143m fund for childhood development

The Lego Foundation has launched a US$143 million global challenge to fund initiatives that make a positive impact on th...

Catch sales growth stagnates in first half

Wesfarmers said the number of active customers on the site increased by 100,000 during the half, taking the total to 3 m...