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Exclusive: Swarovski ends retail partnerships in global transformation

The crystal brand is ending its relationship with select multi-brand retailers all around the world as part of its shift...

From the source: Koko Black

CEO Nicolas Georges discusses Koko Black’s relationship with its customers, the competitive landscape and the premiumisa...

Philippine lifestyle retailer Frankie & Friends lands in Australia

Philippine retailer Frankie & Friends is bringing local handmade gifts and homewares to Sydney with the opening of its f...

Beyond JobKeeper: ARA looks to steer travel retail to recovery

ARA chief executive Paul Zahra says the travel retail industry is at breaking point and could shed thousands more jobs i...

Analysis: How JD Sports has masterminded its global ascent

The self-styled “king of trainers” has been on an acquisition spree in recent months, focusing on the US.

Why Coles, Woolies, Dan Murphy’s are ready for the next Facebook smackdown

While most retail brands might have escaped the wrath of the social network this time, they may not be so lucky in the f...

‘The right thing to do’: How Lush is making its products more inclusive

Even progressive retailers like Lush have realised they need to do more to truly be anti-racist.

Stepping out: How to have influence beyond your job title

To influence others in the workplace it's important to make them feel safe.

Retail appointments of the week

Kathmandu appoints new product GM; One Teaspoon founder departs company; Mecca welcomes new CMO

Why Ikea is making a big property push in India

With two stores under its belt, the Swedish furniture giant is now gearing up to open its first Ikea-anchored mall in In...
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Why Indigenous groups are calling for Woolworths’ RAP to be revoked

The retailer is a leader in Indigenous employment, but has been criticised for not respecting community voices.

Hong Kong luxury retailer OntheList is coming. Here’s what’s in store.

The flash sale luxury platform is the latest sustainable fashion business to launch here.

Why PepsiCo is rethinking the traditional workplace

Consumer goods giant PepsiCo ANZ recently introduced a new flexitime policy that removes official start and finish times...

Accelerate and innovate: How Woolies, Decathlon were pushed by the pandemic to invest in tech

From scan-and-go to e-stores and warehouse robots, here are some of the cool initiatives that major retailers have launc...

How Deadly Denim created a collection for NYFW in just two weeks

Rebecca Barlow saw the invitation to show at NYFW as the opportunity of a lifetime. But it meant creating an eight-piece...
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How Incu is bringing the store experience online

Incu CEO Doug Lowe explains how powerful staff are to Incu’s virtual shopping experience.

Lyre’s CEO: Why non-alcoholic drinks are the next big thing

We chat with Lyre's founder and CEO Mark Livings about society’s changing views on alcohol and the international growth ...

How Uniqlo plans to win the global fast fashion game

Uniqlo exec says the fashion brand will concentrate on its Asian market and make its products accessible to everyone.

Why Accent Group is in the ‘perfect position’ for acquisitions

With significant cash on hand, the footwear giant is in a position to pull even further ahead of the pack.

Bumper first half for Woolies but Banducci warns of sales decline ahead

The trend towards in-home dining is continuing to work in Woolworths’ favour but CEO Brad Banducci is taking a fresh loo...