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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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HelloFresh to open giant new ‘Tuckerbox’ complex in Victoria

The complex will employ about 350 staff including pick packers, forklift drivers, quality control personnel and manageme...

Stores shuttered as lockdown ordered for much of NSW

"There was no point doing it for three days or five days because it wouldn't have done the job." - Berejiklian.

Singapore Airlines to launch world-first live inflight online store

More than 4000 products will be online for inflight purchase – with live inventory updates and credit card authorisation...

PVH to sell Izod, Van Heusen and Arrow brands to ABG

Heritage international apparel brands Izod, Van Heusen, and Arrow are to be sold by PVH Corp to Authentic Brands Group.

Woolworths unveils final step in NSW DC restructure

Without the new DCs announced today, the company has limited capacity to handle range expansion or volume growth over th...

Click Frenzy launches deal marketplace Click Central

The site will launch with more than 120,000 products spanning lifestyle categories.

Stable retail sales data belies plight of small businesses, says ARA chief

ARA CEO Paul Zahra said concerns remain over how small retailers will cope with the ongoing Covid crisis.

SDA launches ad campaign to support minimum wage boost

SDA national secretary Gerard Dwyer said retail staff who worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 crisis deserved “a fair ...

Premier Retail sets record guidance as Covid strategies pay off

CEO Mark McInnes says Mother’s Day sales set a new record for the group, helping drive strong overall May sales.

H&M to quit Westfield Bondi Junction after lease negotiations break down

"Unfortunately, we have been unable to come to an agreement with Scentre Group and will therefore close our H&M Westfiel...

Mask mandate imposed for Melbourne malls

Melbourne-based Covid-19 cluster has grown to 15 in just three days and health officials are concerned that one of those...

Greater China sales soar for Vans, Supreme parent VF Corporation

VF, which owns brands including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Dickies and Supreme, expects global sales to increase ...

Authentic Brands Group lodges bid for Reebok – report

At least two other international sports apparel companies are working the numbers on Reebok, according to Reuters: South...

Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works to be split into separate companies

“The divorce gives Victoria’s Secret no place to hide," says analyst.

Simon, Authentic Brands snap up adventure wear company Eddie Bauer

The brand will join Forever 21, Aeropostale, Nautica, Lucky Brand and Brooks Brothers in a rapidly expanding retail grou...

B2B marketplace TradeSquare signs new industry partnership

Helping bridge the gap between local wholesalers and retailers TradeSquare already has more than 4000 registered buyers ...

Shoppers spent US$900bn more online last year – and the trend will stick

Mastercard predicts between 20 and 30 per cent of the shift to online will be permanent.

Research suggests BNPL trend will disrupt e-commerce payments across Apac

Covid-19 has adversely affected consumers’ disposable income, resulting in rising demand for consumer financing and grow...

Eyewear retailer Owndays may be sold, fetching US$300 million

Discussions are underway over the sale of Japanese eyewear retailer Owndays, which could be worth around US$300 million....

Are free delivery, returns as important to Aussie online shoppers as is believed?

Research on Australian online shopping behaviour suggests providing free returns or free delivery may not be so importan...

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