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Premier Investments profit up 88.9 per cent in first half

Chairman Solomon Lew put it down to the “skills and dedication of [Premier’s] entire global team”.

Booktopia earnings up five-fold

The business is looking at bolt-on acquisitions across APAC as a means to further grow its reach.

Booktopia enjoys strongest December in its 16-year history

The business saw unaudited EBITDA improve fivefold to $8 million during the first half.

Staples makes US$2.1 billion bid for rival Office Depot

Nearly five years after the FTC scuttled a merger plan, US giants try again.
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Behind the success of Japanese retailer Books Kinokuniya

Where many megastores around the world have faltered amid competition from online retailers and ebooks, Books Kinokuniya...

Booktopia completes ASX listing, raising $43.1 million

The initial share offer raised $43.1 million for the online bookseller.

Booktopia bets on robots to build on bumper year

The business is investing in warehouse automation to potentially quadruple efficiency.

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but now they're finding new ways t...
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Craft is cool. Retailers, get on board

More and more young people are turning to crafting for stress relief or to save costs on home renos. It’s good news for ...

Booktopia seeks $43 million to go public this December

The business launched a prospectus to launch on the ASX this holiday season.

Officeworks to be run on renewable energy within five years

The business outlined its next five years of sustainable practices.

QBD Books launches two new stores in Melbourne

At a time when most businesses are rationalizing store count and easing back into retail trade in Melbourne, QBD Books h...
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How to survive in turbulent times, according to a Barnes & Noble exec

Kacey Sharrett, Barnes & Noble’s VP of e-commerce and digital, has faced some pretty turbulent times in her retail caree...

Miniso eyes US listing, valuing it at US$10.18 billion

Chinese discount-goods merchandiser eyeing an IPO in the US which could raise up to US$562.4 million.
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Should bookstores really be an essential service?

Some CEOs believe bookstores should be an essential service and are lobbying the Victorian Government to allow them to r...