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Patrick Hatch

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IGA in 'convenience' face lift as Metcash swings to loss

IGA in 'convenience' face lift as Metcash swings to loss

Metcash boss Jeff Adams says it has good real estate but that its stores could be “significantly improved".

  • by Patrick Hatch

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Kathmandu hikes up earnings thanks to winter wonderland

Kathmandu hikes up earnings thanks to winter wonderland

The outdoor chain revealed its full-year earnings would jump more than 25 per cent this year thanks to strong winter sales and well-received new products. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
Australian soft drink industry vows to slash use of sugar by 20 per cent

Australian soft drink industry vows to slash use of sugar by 20 per cent

High-sugar varieties of drinks such as Coke will remain on the shelves despite the industry's pledge.

  • by Michael Koziol & Patrick Hatch
Metcash confident of holding onto supermarkets after Drakes defection

Metcash confident of holding onto supermarkets after Drakes defection

Grocery wholesaler Metcash says there is no sign more supermarkets will abandon it.

  • by Patrick Hatch
State of play: industry in flux as Toys 'R' Us shuts down

State of play: industry in flux as Toys 'R' Us shuts down

Toys 'R' Us, which makes up about 10 per cent of the market, ignited a fire-sale on Friday as it prepares to shut all 44 of its Australian stores in the coming weeks.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Domino's CEO can't rule out worker exploitation at pizza chain

Domino's CEO can't rule out worker exploitation at pizza chain

Don Meij tells inquiry he can't vouch for what happens at franchised stores as probe hears allegations of racism, underpayment and churning of franchisees.

  • by Patrick Hatch & Cara Waters
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BP pulls out of $1.8b deal for Woolies petrol stations

BP pulls out of $1.8b deal for Woolies petrol stations

Retailing giant Woolworths will seek alternative options for its petrol business after BP opted not to continue with the $1.8 billion purchase.

  • by Patrick Hatch & Cole Latimer
Chanel and champagne: David Jones bets luxury will revive its fortunes

Chanel and champagne: David Jones bets luxury will revive its fortunes

The department store's boss has pledged to fight back with a luxury brands strategy bringing together “the best of the world together in one place”.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Amazon's Prime offer 'not impressive' but just the start

Amazon's Prime offer 'not impressive' but just the start

The launch of Amazon Prime will "rapidly" increase its size in Australia, even if the subscription service lags that on offer in other markets, experts say.

  • by Patrick Hatch
'Leading and laggard firms': RBA sees economy divided in wage puzzle

'Leading and laggard firms': RBA sees economy divided in wage puzzle

Failure to take advantage of technological change is forcing many businesses into cost control, putting a lid on wages, Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe says.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw & Patrick Hatch
Kogan.com founders 'reluctantly' sell shares worth $42 million

Kogan.com founders 'reluctantly' sell shares worth $42 million

Kogan.com's founders Ruslan Kogan and David Shafer have "reluctantly" sold $42 million worth of their shares in the company.

  • by Patrick Hatch