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Bumpy markets no obstacle to Coles spin-off, says Cain

Bumpy markets no obstacle to Coles spin-off, says Cain

Steven Cain has been busy courting "long-term" investors, who he says are looking at the supermarket giant as both a source of dividends and a growth stock.

  • by Patrick Hatch

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Three retailers ho-ho-hoping for a good Christmas
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Opinion

Three retailers ho-ho-hoping for a good Christmas

The Christmas period is always vital, but never more so than this year for for this trio.

  • by Scott Phillips
Amazon launches its assault on Australian fashion retailers
Amazon

Amazon launches its assault on Australian fashion retailers

Amazon Australia has launched a local fashion store with more than 150 Australian brands in one place, putting further pressure on bricks and mortar outlets.

  • by Chris Pash
Coles opens its own little shop as battle for customers goes small
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Coles opens its own little shop as battle for customers goes small

Coles has unveiled the first of its “Coles Local” small-format stores, chasing what it says is a big opportunity in catering to wealthy but time-poor shoppers.

  • by Patrick Hatch
'Foolhardy gamble with other people's money': Plan to save Sears blasted

'Foolhardy gamble with other people's money': Plan to save Sears blasted

The chairman wants to keep Sears alive, but a group of the company's creditors say they'd be better off if it were dead.

  • by Eliza Ronalds-Hannon
$2b in sales in 2 minutes: China's Singles Day shatters records again
China

$2b in sales in 2 minutes: China's Singles Day shatters records again

Alibaba's Singles Day has become a shopping festival that stops the nation, and this year's event was no exception.

  • by Borg Wong & Yanan Wang
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All-hours won't revive nightlife of 'dreary' Sydney
Retail

All-hours won't revive nightlife of 'dreary' Sydney

Plans to relax trading hours and promote late-night venues have sparked a debate on how to foster Sydney's after-dark economy.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Retailers need multiple sales platforms to entice shoppers
Retail

Retailers need multiple sales platforms to entice shoppers

Retailers need to provide a plethora of ways to sell items if they want to entice shoppers

  • by Carolyn Cummins
Shopping centre Santas don't need blue cards
Christmas

Shopping centre Santas don't need blue cards

Government must close loophole to safeguard children: child protection advocates.

  • by Alison Brown
Woolworths offloads servos to British group EG for $1.7 billion
Woolworths

Woolworths offloads servos to British group EG for $1.7 billion

A brand new player has arrived in Australia's retail fuel market, with supermarket giant Woolworths selling its 540 service stations to the British company EG Group.  

  • by Patrick Hatch
Woman who spent $29m at Harrods fights UK extradition
Retail

Woman who spent $29m at Harrods fights UK extradition

Zamira Hajiyeva popped unto her neighbourhood shop in London home to pick up a few things – including gem-encrusted jewellery and a cellar's worth of fine wines