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Home Consortium to open WA stores

The team are securing tenants for the Joondalup, Butler and Ellenbrook sites.

Leadership merry-go-rounds continue

Management changes in retail have been more frequent and widespread in recent years as retailers try to address structur...

Beacon chair not impressed by Amazon’s “very poor” showing

US firm "slow out of the blocks", says retail veteran.

Kiwi foray pays off for Nick Scali

Positive half for furniture chain, appoints ex-DJs exec.

A year in review: the major stories of 2017

Here’s a recap of what grabbed headlines this year.

Redeveloped Masters sites to go live within three months

“It’s a retail proposition developed by retailers for retailers."

Masters sites to re-open from October

Home Consortium to begin roll-out of three distinct formats.

A battle ahead for Bunnings expansion

Wesfarmers continues to battle negative sentiment from some investment analysts about its foray into the home improvemen...

Woolworths wins Masters stoush with US giant

Supermarket chain to press ahead with exit from home improvement category.

Retail spending rises in January

Latest ABS figures show better than expected start to the retail year.

More Aussie retailers bite the dust

Falling sales and margins signal the failure of December and post-Christmas trade.

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 and Lowe’s headed for arbitration

Courtroom stoush sees supermarket giant and venture partner sent to arbitrator.

Woeful results for Wesfarmers and Woolworths

Opinion: Australia’s two largest retailers by sales revenue, have reported woeful results for the 2016 financial year.

Retailers forced to re-evaluate expansion strategy

The ‘build it and they will come’ mentality and chase for market share has left many retailers vulnerable – not least of...

ACCC won’t oppose Metcash’s Home hardware bid

Competition watchdog gives green light for Metcash's Home Timber & Hardware acquisition from Woolies.

From the source: Roger Corbett

Inside Retail chats with Former Woolworths CEO and long-serving Australian retail executive.

Woolworths to sell Big W?

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

Game on as hardware brands weigh up options

Opinion: Metcash & Woolies weighing up options for hardware brands.

Woolies chairman answers CEO, Masters questions

New chairman says, we won't rush search for new CEO.