Surprise suitor for Aussie brand


An Australian home grown label is up for grabs and has an unlikely suitor – who will be the lucky buyer?

Back on the home front, we bring you news on Forever 21 and its Australian debut, while the true state of Masters Home Improvements’ operations has emerged.

Woolworths has opened its first dark store. Its what? Claire Hibbit looks at the new concept streamlining operations for online operators, along with its history and benefits.

Our store design profile focuses on a trans-Tasman retailer overhauling its look, and Jon Bird takes a stroll around Portlandia, Oregon and uncovers some retail gems.

This week also sees the launch of our first ever Industry Word column – a chance for the many retail related industry representative bodies to provide their view on the big issues affecting retail. We kick off with the NRA.

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