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Video: Meet the designer who helped transform Freedom and Kmart

We chat with Kate Hopwood, Freedom’s head of design about what it’s like being at the helm of a brand’s transformation.

Video: How Reebok is breaking down barriers for women

Reebok’s brand director for Asia-Pacific Arnna Johnstone chats about how the footwear giant continues to empower women.

This week in appointments

Here are the industry professionals moving in and out of the sector this week

Video: Here’s how Deciem has changed since Black Lives Matter

An interview with Deciem CEO Nicola Kilner about how the beauty giant is educating and engaging staff around systemic ra...
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Opinion: When stylists become sales assistants

Savvy retailers now understand the importance of engaging experienced and qualified stylists.

Why age diversity in business matters

Too often, experienced candidates are overlooked for younger recruits. Here's how they can help your business.
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Q&A: How I went from politics to luxury retail

At the peak of the pandemic in France, Dounia Wone took on a new role at luxury resale marketplace, Vestiaire Collective...
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Opinion: The new rules of employee engagement

It’s been a rollercoaster for employees this year. Here’s what it takes to continue building a culture for them that the...
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Beware: The 7 deadly sins of leaders

From narcissism to inaction and micromanagement, here are the fatal mistakes that business leaders make – and how to avo...
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Thinking of a career in fashion? Think again

Reality check – it's not all about glitz and glamour.
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Inside the life of a Kathmandu visual merchandiser

We chat with Kathmandu’s visual merchandising manager Sally Roberts about her career, her passion for great spaces and h...

How to overcome the imposter syndrome

There are some established techniques to quell your inner doubts.

Any elephants in the room?

For all the projects, training schemes, improvement programmes and fast-track systems, retail still finds itself as a la...

A lifetime of retail – nothing better

Dave Farrell looks back on 30 years in an 'incomparable' industry.

A non-fiction guide to retailing

In a time of diminishing talent pools, how would you portray your career to inspire the next generation?

Who really bears the penalty in the penalty rates decision?

Retail and hospitality employers need to sell the idea of flexibility of hours worked as an advantage of employment and ...

Tenure is not an investment in your career

Many in Australian retail still confuse tenure with experience.