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Books & stationery

Booktopia bets on robots to build on bumper year

Booktopia bets on robots to build on bumper year

Online retailer Booktopia is trialing the use of autonomous robots at its Lidcome DC in Sydney to increase capacity and productivity. According to the business, it will be the first company in Australia to ...
How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid
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Booktopia seeks $43 million to go public this December
Officeworks to be run on renewable energy within five years

Books & stationery Archives

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...

Booktopia sales spike 28 per cent as lockdown feeds book lovers

Bookseller shipped 30,000 items a day in FY20.

Premier Retail’s sales slump in second half

As with much of the retail industry however, online sales skyrocketed.
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Australian Geographic kiosks to appear in QBD Books this week

Kiosks come as QBD outlines refurbishment plans for store network.

Dymocks announces new managing director

Ex-Oroton CEO Mark Newman to head up book retailer.

Which products and categories are booming?

Providers of home office tech and booksellers are just some of the businesses that have benefited from the new world ord...

Booktopia launches loyalty program

The online bookstore is rewarding customers who spend $30 for every three months.

Dymocks opens new store in Brisbane

Book retailer opens largest bookstore in Queensland.

Booktopia raises $20 million in bid to become Australia’s biggest bookseller

Online bookstore reveals major investment one week after buying the Co-Op.

Booktopia buys failed Co-Op bookshop business

The acquisition is expected to increase the online retailer’s share of the huge textbook market.

Co-Op enters voluntary administration on collapsing textbook sales

Textbook sales fell 40 per cent on last year.