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Kmart

Kmart Archives

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Software & systems

Kmart just launched an AR tool. But do customers really use them?

AR seems perpetually stuck on the list of tech trends to watch. That could be about to change.
Bunnings garden worker

Wesfarmers, Ikea offer support payments to displaced Victorian staff

Retailers pledge to continue paying staff that are unable to work due to Covid-19 restrictions on trade.
Officeworks

Officeworks and Bunnings soar in second half

Customers working from home strengthen Wesfarmers' sales growth.
A Target store in Sydney, Australia

Target store network to be downsized, converted to Kmarts

Mass closures and conversions of Target network could impact over 100 stores.

Kmart converts three stores into online fulfilment centers

Conversion aimed at better servicing online customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Kmart trials online queues to flatten website traffic

Kmart trials system to limit the amount of users on its website at one time.

Major retailers pledge sustainable initiatives at National Plastics Summit

Coles, Woolworths, Australia Post amoung retailers pledging to change relationship with plastics.

Wesfarmers expecting higher wages to impact FY20 earnings

Retail group narrowly avoids first strike at Thursday's AGM.

Club Catch expands to Kmart and Target

Wesfarmers announces first major integration of recently acquired Catch.

Harris Scarfe tops customer satisfaction

Harris Scarfe's satisfaction rating grew 5 per cent over the last year.
Supermarkets

Coles lists Boronia supermarket

Supermarket selling its 10,000sqm supermarket and adjoining Kmart store.

Wesfarmers to reposition Target, cuts head office roles

Eighty roles go as Target focuses on providing higher quality goods.
Discount stores

Discounters squeezed from both sides

Why Kmart, Big W and The Reject Shop are under pressure.

Target sales sag further for Wesfarmers

Target's comparable sales for the five months to May fell 2.3 per cent.

Wesfarmers to purchase Catch Group

Kmart and Target to benefit from $230 million acquisition.

Disney on-demand: Personalisation trend hits photo booths

Shoppers can customise over 2800 items at Kmart's photo kiosks.
Discount stores

Discounters outpaced by new entrants

Retailers weakened by Costco face now face even larger threats.

Wesfarmers delivers strong earnings post-Coles demerger

Officeworks and Bunnings delivered earnings growth, while Kmart stumbled.
Omnichannel

Why online sales growth isn’t really growth

Online sales are for the most part cannibalising traditional retail, not providing new sales.

Downsizing: The trick is finding the sweet spot

Department stores and other large retailers can find themselves not big enough to compete with Amazon, but far too big t...