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Openings & closings

Openings & closings Archives

David Jones to rethink Food business following South African review

The new look Food business will shutter some stores, and expand others.

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...

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...
Dan Murphy's

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.

Andersens to add five stores in six months

Flooring retailer Andersens has a string of new stores to open in the first half of 2021.

Westfield to exit the US region by end of FY22

Moving forward, the Paris-based parent company will operate primarily in Europe.

7-Eleven’s store growth boosts New South Wales footprint

7-Eleven has opened five new stores in New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory over the last 12 months, contin...

Silly Solly’s launching in NSW and Victoria in March

The discount chain is going south of the (Queensland) border for the first time.

Gucci launches Brisbane flagship in QueensPlaza

The opening marks the 49th luxury brand across Vicinity Centre’s national portfolio.

Here’s what 4 retail experts had to say about H&M’s store closures

The consolidation of the Swedish fast fashion giant’s Australian store footprint isn’t surprising. Here’s why.

Telstra aims to take back full ownership of its branded stores

The telco owns and operates 67 stores, with another 166 stores owned and operated by licensees and 104 stores by Viva Gr...

DFS launching T Galleria Brisbane in 2022

The location will be DFS’ largest in Oceania, and further grows the number of new store launches for the brand.
Romeo Retail Group

Ciao, Sydney: Romeo’s IGA brings taste of Europe to railside retail

Romeo’s takes a stab at premium groceries with European-style fresh food market and dine-in restaurant.

H&M to downsize Australian operations in March

According to the business, it plans to offset the closures with 100 new stores opening this year in developing markets.
Inside Retail & JMK Retail

New prime leasing opportunities announced in Yamanto Central

The entire area is set to become a popular retail destination for the region.

David Jones to close Wellington store, launch online in New Zealand in 2022

David Jones' Australasian operations are undergoing a review by parent company Woolworths Holdings.

How Green Common is shifting the mindset of meat eaters

Singapore has just welcomed a revolutionary food retail destination that is redefining plant-based eating.

“They’re looking at their business and saying, ‘I don’t need that store’”

Here’s why L’Occitane’s US subsidiary filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

L’Occitane files for bankruptcy in US

The business has suffered a drop in bricks-and-mortar sales of 56.5 per cent during the pandemic.

Ikea opens stand-alone planning studio in Singapore

Ikea Singapore has launched a stand-alone specialist showroom in partnership with Livspace at Jurong Point.