Retail experts say Amazon's $18 billion bid for upmarket grocer Whole Foods won't deeply affect Australian expansion.
Madeleine Heffernan covers the retail and consumer goods sectors.
German discount department store Kaufland has demonstrated its commitment to expanding in Australia by inking deals to buy land.
The self-proclaimed "Australian destination for fashion" to shut its doors after almost two decades in business.
German discount supermarket Aldi has amassed a property portfolio worth close to $2 billion in Australia, providing it with security of tenure and significant capital gains.
Australia's biggest retailers have increased advertising by 10 per cent and are tipped to splash even more cash in the second half as online marketplace Amazon ramps up its expansion.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey says market has overestimated how quickly Amazon will get land in Australia and start delivering quickly.
SumoSalad threatens to move out of Westfield shopping centres if it doesn't get a significant rent cut.
Population growth, strong food sales and more competition to drive extra sales at the checkout, Deloitte Access Economics predicts.
It's been a bad week for Wesfarmers, but good news for its shelf-stackers and shoppers.
Coca-Cola is making its sugar-free options clearer as sugar is declared the new "dietary villain".