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A leap of faith: Why I launched a business in a pandemic

In a time of crisis creativity and inspiration are often born. Here are the stories of how three small business were lau...

Bottoms out: The rise of Zoom fashion

From detailed tops to elevated loungewear, here are the latest fashion trends, thanks to the rise of video conferencing.

Going old-school: Why Woolies is shifting its focus to neighbourhoods

The new store concept from the grocery giant has a focus on local communities and offering experiential retail.
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Chipotle shows that digital restaurants are the future

Chipotle’s chief development officer shares the strategy behind the chain’s digital restaurants.

Inside the ‘arms race’ of anti-Black Friday campaigns

How brands are following in the footsteps of REI and Patagonia to get consumers to buy less.

Opinion: Think shopping centres are dying? Think again

The rhetoric around the downfall of shopping centres is back, thanks to the pandemic.

Here’s how The Iconic stuck to its values during Covid-19

In 2019, the online retailer set some ambitious targets to become a more ethical and sustainable business. Then came a g...
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VIDEO: Here’s how we created Australia’s 20 Coolest Retailers list

Listen to the judges' debrief on how they decided who made the cut this year.

From the source: Maggie Marilyn

Find out why Michelle Obama and Meghan Markle love this New Zealand womenswear brand so much.

How Blue Illusion is reimagining the old-school conference

Thanks to Covid, businesses are now finding new opportunities to connect with staff virtually - and reaping the benefits...

Retail is “leading by example” on sustainable energy

With more retailers pledging to power operations with 100 per cent renewable energy, the sector is showing big business ...

Opinion: Why marketers need to climb the right ladder

It seems obvious, but not all businesses align their initiatives with their actual goals. It doesn't make sense.

Blundstone’s secret to survival? A mix of strategy and sheer luck

Blundstone CEO Steve Gunn reflects on the brand’s 150-year history and its recent surge in popularity.

This week in retail appointments

Westfield mall owner Unibail-Rodamco names new CEO; Tommy Hilfiger welcomes new president and chief brand officer; and m...

Video: Meet the designer who helped transform Freedom and Kmart

We chat with Kate Hopwood, Freedom’s head of design about what it’s like being at the helm of a brand’s transformation.
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Why it’s time to say goodbye to ugly uniforms

What your team wears matters as it really sets the tone for the experience one can expect when dealing with your brand.

Q&A: Inside the life of a personal shopper

We chat with The Quarterly Edit about what it takes to successfully style clients and offer them fashion advice.

Why the resale market is thriving

The second-hand fashion market had been a bright spot in the broader Covid retail slump.
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VIDEO: Petstock MD on the pandemic pet effect

David Young MD of Petstock shares how the pandemic has changed pet owner shopping behaviour.