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David Ramli Vodafone Hutchison Australia has accused the competition regulator of using “failed gambles” and spurious analysis in its regulation of mobile phone and text message prices.
Sue Mitchell The competitor regulator has taken into account Aldi’s expansion into Western Australia in deciding to grant supermarket giant Coles approval to acquire three independent grocery stores supplied by Metcash.
JARED LYNCH Most analysts believe billionaire rag trader Solomon Lew has the Midas' touch, saying his Premier Investments fashion group can continue to defy a downbeat retail sector.
Sue Mitchell Accessories retailer Oroton Group has reported a 15.6 per cent increase in underlying net profit to $8.26 million as it adjusts to life after the loss of its Polo Ralph Lauren distribution licence in 2013.
Sue Mitchell UK online retailer ASOS, which was once flying four jumbos full of clothing to Australia every week, plans to cut prices in Australia and offer free returns to counter a downturn in sales triggered by the weaker dollar.
ESTHER HAN Woolworths has been misleading consumers about the safety of its branded goods, including steel deep fryers, matches and chairs, and failing to lodge reports to authorities once it became aware of the hazards, the consumer watchdog alleged in the Federal Court on Wednesday.
ELI GREENBLAT Solomon Lew has shown the rest of the downbeat retail sector how to bring home a bumper result in an environment awash in consumer pessimism, with his Premier Investments fashion group clinching double-digit profit gains and envious sales growth to push its shares to an all-time high.
Sue Mitchell Solomon Lew’s Premier Investments has left larger rival Myer in the shade, reporting double-digit profit growth from its retail operations as stronger sales and falling costs offset gross margin pressures.
Sue Mitchell Myer is re-emerging as one of the most heavily shorted stocks on the market, as investors worry about competition and a possible takeover.
Simon Evans The intrigue about what Solomon Lew might do next continues to build.
ROSE POWELL Myer's boss wants to pay his staff like sales associates in the US. So how exactly are US department store sales staff paid?
ROSE POWELL Woolworths attempt to cash in on alcoholic export from smash hit TV show The Simpsons has come to end after an advertising standards body ruled the campaign was marketing alcohol to children and young adults.
David Ramli Telstra, SingTel-Optus and Vodafone Australia are ramping up their offers and networks for an Apple iPhone face-off on Friday, with pricing and plans currently being reviewed by the California-based technology giant.
Sue Mitchell Myer's net profit fell for the fourth consecutive year, declining 22.6 per cent to $98.5 million in 2014 as margins were squeezed by weak sales and rising labour, depreciation and refurbishment costs.
ELIZABETH KNIGHT The Myer department store group should be re-tagged Fortress Myer. It's an organisation getting itself battle-ready.
ELI GREENBLAT Myer result out before 10
CLANCY YEATES Australian customers will have to wait to be able to use one of the most hyped features of the latest iPhone: the ability to make “tap and go” payments at retailers.
Sue Mitchell Wesfarmers group managing director Richard Goyder has reclaimed the title of the Perth-based conglomerate’s highest paid executive after pipping one of his direct reports, former Coles managing director Ian McLeod.
JARED LYNCH Prominent nutritionist Rosemary Stanton says health claims from fast-growing dairy company a2 Milk are premature while some are just irresponsible.
Sue Mitchell Like the demise of the department store, the death of the bookstore has been greatly exaggerated, Dymocks managing director Steve Cox says.
MISA HAN Small online retailers are working out ways to break into the highly competitive grocery retail industry, with varying degrees of success.
Sue Mitchell Coca-Cola Amatil is hoping a cocktail named Penicillin may be just what the doctor ordered for its drinks joint venture with global spirits house Beam.
Sue Mitchell Woolworths says it will invest $750 million into reducing food and liquor prices in 2015 and has refuted analyst claims that it has taken its foot off the promotional pedal to boost profits.
Jamie Freed The competition regulator has raised possible concerns that Expedia's $703 million proposed acquisition of Wotif.com could lead the US travel giant to increase commission rates charged to hotels listed on the Australian accommodation site.
Jamie Freed Sydney Airport expects its retail revenues will rise in 2015 and 2016 after it awarded Gebr. Heinemann a seven-and-a-half year contract to run its duty free operations.
Sue MItchell Coles has vowed to reinvest almost $40 million in savings from job cuts into reducing grocery prices, refurbishing stores and maintaining the pressure on rival Woolworths.
Sue Mitchell Directors of struggling womenswear retailer Noni B have recommended shareholders accept a 51¢-a-share cash offer from Alceon Group, which values the company at $16.4 million.
Sue Mitchell Directors of struggling womens wear retailer Noni B have recommended shareholders accept a 51¢-a-share cash offer from Alceon Group, which values the company at $16.4 million.
Sue Mitchell Coles has confirmed that more than 400 jobs will be lost at its store support centre in Tooronga in Melbourne in the biggest restructuring since the $20 billion Wesfarmers acquisition in 2007.