Double standards still abound in the minefield of online dating.
Sue Mitchell 10:31 PM Newly listed online marketplace AHALife has developed an app that promises to boost sales by eliminating the angst of buying gifts, and credit card uncertainty at the checkout.
Catie Low Australian online homewares retailer Temple & Webster has bought the Australian division of United States online home decor and furniture merchant Wayfair in a deal that it claims will double its customer numbers.
Simon Evans Steep price rises of imported goods might still be some way off in most segments, even though the Australian dollar has dropped 23 per cent in the past 12 months.
Catie Low Anchorage Capital Partners' Brand Collective has bought shop-worn Melbourne fashion label Elwood, with plans to revitalise the brand by taking it back to its heritage roots.
Jared Lynch and Simon Evans Sunbeam blenders have helped GUD Holdings whip up an 88 per cent surge in net profit.
Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank is ramping up efforts to promote the "digital wallet" with a new app tie-up with Westfield shopping centres.
Virginia Postrel Comparing information across millions of consumers and products and thousands of outlets is the realm of big data and reveals previously unknown patterns.
Elizabeth Knight Moves by Myer and David Jones to spring clean their stable of brands is a breath of fresh air - and one that is long overdue if the full service department store format is to undergo any sort of renaissance.
Simon Evans Ferrari's new 488 GTB model, which will sell for $469,888, has already sold out for two years, reflecting a bullishness among Australia's monied set.
Sue Mitchell and Catie Low Australian fashion designers are not the only losers in Myer's brand cull. Myer is clearing private label brands such as Piper, Regatta and Basque to make room for new labels in a reversal of the retailer's profit growth strategy over the past few years.
Sue Mitchell Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder has put paid to speculation he may be considering a move into politics when he retires from corporate life.
Patrick Hatch American Apparel, the store famous for its plain t-shirts and raunchy advertisements and which has defined millennial style for years, is facing slumping sales in Australian stores, giving the strongest sign yet the oft-maligned 'hipster' could be a dying breed.
Jared Lynch The newly minted US-Iran nuclear deal will deliver an "avalanche of trade" for Western businesses, predicts the boss of Australian agricultural giant Sunrice.
Sue Mitchell Myer risks declining customer service levels and sales if its cuts staff numbers and hours, and relies more heavily on casuals analysts have warned.
Jared Lynch What's Scotch whisky and yoghurt got in common? It's an unusual combination, but not for Australian entrepreneur David Prior.
Simon Evans Big-ticket electronics items such as large flat-screen televisions are set for price hikes as the Australian dollar slides, pushing up the costs of importing.
Justine Costigan 11:45 PM Get some retail therapy.
Tim Higgins Levi Strauss may have invented jeans, but it never saw yoga pants coming. Inside its battle to win back to hearts - and bums - of shoppers.
Sue Mitchell The $15 billion department store sector is facing its strongest period of capital investment in a decade as Myer and David Jones battle for supremacy.
Michael Smith NZ retailer Briscoe Group has lodged its formal $324 million takeover bid for Kathmandu.
Carrie LaFrenz Dumped by Ralph Lauren, Oroton Group hooked up with Brooks Brothers on the rebound and now it's all gone wrong.
Catie Low The ABC will consider redress for franchisees hit by the sudden closure of the broadcasters's retail network, which includes 78 franchisee-run ABC Centres.
Sue Mitchell Coca-Cola Amatil and Pepsi/Schweppes are under pressure to step up investment in healthier beverages as consumers turn their backs on sugary soft drinks.