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Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch Archives

E-commerce groups in largest Aussie online deal

Local e-commerce groups complete largest homegrown transaction in Australia.

Weak wages weigh on closed wallets

Slump in consumer spending is expected to continue throughout the year as a major headwind for retailers.

The trifecta causing many prominent retail brands to fold

Major names included in the ever-growing list of casualties from the past year alone.

When the going gets tough

In preparation for rocky times ahead, retailers look to take proprietary brands into battle against international compet...

The week that was

A look back at what made headlines this past week.

Catch Group revives Pumpkin Patch

Kidswear brand to open online-only after acquisition.

A sad farewell

As apparel retailers struggle across the world, how does the increase in closures impact the property landscape?

More Aussie retailers bite the dust

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

The next step for Australian apparel

Competitive conditions and a tough December have spelled trouble for retailers, who now look to change their fortunes.

FWC’s slow review process drags on

The Fair Work Commission’s review of the 2010 retail award is now bordering on farcical.

January sales: a perfect storm of local and international pressures

Several factors have combined to result in a perfect storm of bad retail trading conditions.

Top line sales or retail basics?

Spate of retail failures pre-Xmas highlights the risky strategy of chasing growth over productivity.

No festive joy for struggling retailers this year

Unfortunately for Payless Shoes and Pumpkin Patch, even Santa Claus won’t be able to save them from going into administr...

No saviour for Pumpkin Patch

No buyer found for childrenswear retailer, head office staff to go.

Pumpkin Patch to reimburse workers

Union says deducting workers' pay to fund ailing brand's shares will cease.