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“The soil needs to be fertile for change”: Inside Freedom’s transformation

When Freedom CEO Blaine Callard joined the business several years ago, he had a major task on his hands to transform the...

‘Boring retail is dying’: Q&A with Freedom CEO, Blaine Callard

Freedom CEO Blaine Callard discusses the importance of investing in people, why boring retail is dying, and how Amazon i...

Former Steinhoff CEO fined millions for insider trading

Marcus Jooste sent a 'warning SMS' to several shareholders before the furniture firm's infamous stock crash in 2017.

Customers have just become a captive audience. Here’s how to make the most of it

COVID-19 has created one of the biggest marketing opportunities in a generation.

Retail appointments

A round-up of the latest staff changes at Freedom, Red Rooster, Vicinity and more.

Harvey Norman exec named new Freedom CEO

Blaine Callard joins Freedom after eight years as CEO of Harvey Norman in Ireland.

‘Sure to delight’: Freedom launches new range of kids furniture

Furniture retailer adds kids range and interior decorator service to its offering.

Steinhoff APAC secures funding

Retail giant strikes deal with banks.

Steinhoff secures more funding

Immediate liquidity needs "largely addressed" as APAC businesses continue talks with banks.

Steinhoff CFO steps down

More management changes at embattled retail conglomerate.

Ford: Business as usual

Steinhoff's APAC chief underlines confidence in local arm despite parent's crisis.

Steinhoff reassures market after shares continue to plunge

Retail conglomerate backs CFO of 'no wrongdoing' as investigation continues.

Steinhoff CEO quits, German prosecutors probe

Retail giant shares dramatically plunge following announcements.

Steinhoff to front hearing as dispute drags on

Furniture conglomerate receives petition in course of dispute with former joint venture partner.

Steinhoff International makes long-awaited acquisition

Opinion: After months of actively shopping for further retail opportunities in Australia, the South African retail giant...

Steinhoff’s takeover bid for Fantastic Holdings

Furniture retail group's board "unanimously recommends" South African group's takeover offer.

A brave new world for large format retail

Home Consortium, the new large format kid on the block is set to ruffle a few established feathers, with a concept it sa...

Woolworths to sell Big W?

Opinion: Steinhoff International on the lookout for further retail opportunities in Australia.

From The Source: Tim Schaafsma

Inside Retail catches up with Tim Schaafsma, MD of Freedom.

The Freedom effect

An iconic Australian furniture and homewares brand has undergone a makeover, making it a true 21st century brand.