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Patrick Hatch

Reporter for The Age

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

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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
Virgin Australia boss John Borghetti to retire by 2020
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Virgin Australia boss John Borghetti to retire by 2020

The industry veteran has told Virgin's board he will not renew his contract after January 1, 2020.

  • by Patrick Hatch
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Upsizing: Qantas looks to Boeing's 'mid-market' plane for domestic routes

Upsizing: Qantas looks to Boeing's 'mid-market' plane for domestic routes

Aerospace giant says its slated "mid-market" aircraft could revolutionise Australian airlines' operations.

  • by Patrick Hatch
'Unknown' franchise mediator calls for beefed-up body

'Unknown' franchise mediator calls for beefed-up body

The man appointed to settle disputes in the franchising industry says many small operators don't know he exists.

  • by Patrick Hatch
'Can't legislate against stupidity', franchise inquiry told

'Can't legislate against stupidity', franchise inquiry told

The government cannot stop small business owners from making stupid decisions, a leading franchising lawyer has told a government inquiry.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Target to close dozens of stores in 'boutique' shift

Target to close dozens of stores in 'boutique' shift

The chain wants to become smaller and more fashionable to take on H&M, Uniqlo and Zara. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
Coles to splash billions on facelift to fight back against Woolworths

Coles to splash billions on facelift to fight back against Woolworths

Coles will spend close to a billion dollars next year sprucing up its stores in an attempt to win back ground lost to Woolworths.

  • by Patrick Hatch