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Malcolm Maiden 1:44 PM Woolworths' Grant O'Brien and Brad Banducci know that there's a big question they can't answer today.
Madeleine Heffernan 1:16 PM Woolworths CEO says there is "still much to do" to improve flagship food and liquor business while petrol sales also weigh on comapny.
Sue Mitchell 1:01 PM Surf and skate wear retailer Billabong International has signed a deal with cloud-based software supplier NetSuite Inc to implement a new global omnichannel platform.
Benjamin Purvis 11:55 AM Wesfarmers, owner of Australia's Coles supermarket chain, is offering its first unsecured domestic bond in more than two years.
Angus Whitley 8:12 AM At the McDonald's restaurant in Martin Place in downtown Sydney, building your own gourmet burger is just like withdrawing cash from an automatic teller machine.
Madeleine Heffernan 3:36 PM "With perfect 20-20 hindsight we wouldn't have done it," Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder says.
Sue Mitchell Woolworths has been urged to adopt long-term strategies rather than quick fixes to reinvigorate sales
Madeleine Heffernan Agreement believed to be the first time an Australian supermarket will fund its own financial services operation.
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar Australia’s biggest private-sector union pays major employers including Coles and Woolworths up to $5 million a year in commissions that help maintain its large membership, and influence in the ALP.
Madeleine Heffernan The supermarket wars have pushed two of Australia's big advertisers in different directions, with No. 1 supermarket Woolworths revving up its spending while Coles winds its down.
Madeleine Heffernan The owner of Coles says smaller stores are feeling the squeeze from the growth of Aldi and Costco.
Sue Mitchell Wesfarmers has underscored the challenge ahead for Woolworths, taking share from its rival in supermarkets, home improvement and department stores in the March quarter and vowing to undercut rivals on key grocery products, setting the scene for an all-out price war that analysts fear could damage profit margins across the sector.
Sue Mitchell As Woolworths and David Jones prepare to rejig their customer loyalty programs, former Selfridges executive Ruth Harrison warns against a one-size-fits all approach.
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Shaun Drummond Financial system inquiry head David Murray wants more competition in business lending and argues supermarkets could easily provide it.
Esther Han Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims has rejected supermarket claims that shoppers will be charged higher prices under proposed rule changes.
Sue Mitchell Lightning may not strike twice, but hail storms are another matter. Food and liquor wholesaler Metcash has temporarily closed part of its largest warehouse in Sydney, delaying grocery deliveries to independent supermarkets, after it was severely damaged in a freak hail storm on Saturday.
Simon Evans The new chief executive of Bayer Australasia's $1.1 billion healthcare, pharmaceuticals and crop sciences business says the future of pharmacies could be endangered if the sector is deregulated as a part of the Harper competition review.
Sue Mitchell Coles' decision to shift towards every-day-low pricing will be put to the test this week, when the food and liquor chain releases its first quarterly results since adopting a hybrid promotional strategy late last year.
Duane D. Stanford PepsiCo will start selling Diet Pepsi without aspartame later this year, the biggest change to the beverage in three decades, after a consumer backlash against the artificial sweetener crushed sales.