All Australia articles – Page 7

  • A new code is designed to make supplier-supermarket negotiations fairer

    International analysis: Coles and Woolworths sign supplier code of conduct


    Australian grocers Coles and Woolworths this week joined the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) in signing a new code of conduct.

  • Colette Hayman

    Australian retailers coming to the UK: What do retailers need to know?


    As Australian stationery retailer Smiggle outlines its UK expansion plans, Retail Week takes a look at why a number of retailers from the country are eyeing opportunities in the UK.

  • Australian retailer Taking Shape begins UK assault

    Australian retailer Taking Shape begins UK assault


    Australian plus size retailer Taking Shape began its assault on the UK market this week with the opening of five stores as it aims to expand to 21 shops in the next five months.

  • Smiggle, the Australian stationery retailer, is set to launch in the UK this year after exapnding into Asia. Retail Week takes a look at what it is.

    Analysis: Australian stationery retailer Smiggle at a glance


    Smiggle, the Australian stationery retailer, is set to launch in the UK this year as part of an international expansion push after expanding into Asia. Retail Week takes a look at the business.

  • River Island plans to open stores in Australia

    The Australian retail market: What do retailers need to know?


    River Island is following fashion retail rivals and attempting to turn a profit Down Under.

  • River Island Australia

    Analysis: A snapshot of the Australian retail market


    River Island wants to open stores in Australia following the launch of a dedicated website for the country yesterday. Retail Week takes a look at the retail market Down Under.

  • River Island

    River Island prepares to open stores in Australia after dedicated website launch


    River Island is scouring Australia for stores and has launched a dedicated website in the country today.

  • News

    Coles group calls for investigation into wholesale pricing


    Coles Group and Woolworths are unhappy with charges from multinational FMCG companies. The retailers claim Australian grocers are charged more than their international peers for the same products. Coles has called for an independent investigation into wholesale pricing stating that higher prices - supposedly justified by shipping distance, higher costs ...

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    Costco wins approval to construct first unit in Queensland


    The retailer plans a 150,000 sq ft store, including a petrol station, at North Lakes, north of Brisbane. Costco Australia managing director Patrick Noone said: “We are looking at two or three more sites already as a follow-on.” The new store could open in early 2014. At present Costco operates ...

  • News

    Target appoints Stuart Machin as managing director


    Former Sainsbury’s and Asda director Stuart Machin has been appointed managing director of Australian department store group Target. Machin, who has been stores development and operations director at Australian grocer Coles since 2008, will replace Dene Rogers who has stepped down for personal reasons. Machin played a key ...

  • News

    Department store operator Myer reports solid first-half


    Department store operator Myer’s first-half sales increased 1.7% to AUD1.73bn (£1.19bn) and 1.4% on a like-for-like basis. Net profit after tax edged up 0.7% to AUD87.9m (£60.4m). Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes said the business had delivered a solid first-half result, including a strong second quarter, which reflected a well-planned ...

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    Mothercare Australia launches deep discounts in a bid to avoid closure


    Troubled parent and baby specialist Mothercare Australia has launched a Sale at its branches, offering discounts of up to 40% as it tries to save itself from closure. The retailer, which entered administration in January, will run its Sale “in conjunction with the administrators’ continuing efforts in negotiating a ...

  • News

    Discount store Aldi Süd to open numerous Australian stores


    German discount store chain Aldi Süd has revealed plans to open up to 110 shops in Australia, 40 to 50 of which will be located in south Australia and 50 to 60 in the west of the country. Aldi said it was committed to the expansion, but that it ...

  • Woolworths claims it is closing the gap with Coles in its latest set of results

    International anaylsis: Woolworths and Coles’ strategies go head to head


    Australia’s food retail industry is developed and highly concentrated, and Woolworths and Coles combined hold an estimated 60% of the market, making the market share fight intense.

  • Coles general manager Dimitrios Bairaktaris called for grocers to study store cupboards

    NRF: Coles calls for grocers to study store cupboards


    Grocers should operate their supply chains based on what is in their customer’s pantry in the future, says Coles general manager, merchandise and logistics, Dimitrios Bairaktaris.

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    UK shoppers are biggest online spenders, OfCom reveals


    UK shoppers spend more money online than any other “major” country, a report by OfCom has revealed.

  • News

    Coles Group reports net sales increase


    Coles Group has reported that net sales at its Coles division – food and liquor plus convenience outlets – rose 4.2% to Aus$8.44bn (£5.44bn) in the quarter ending September 30. Food and liquor sales were Aus$6.6bn (£ 4.25bn), up 4.9% on the previous corresponding period. Comparable food and liquor store ...

  • News

    Woolworths sells its Dick Smith electronics chain


    Woolworths has sold its Dick Smith electronics chain in Australia and its Indian wholesale venture for a combined AU$55m (£35.4m). Private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners was the winning bidder, paying an initial AU$20m (£12.9m). Additionally, Woolworths will sell Woolworths Wholesale to Infiniti Retail – part of India’s Tata Group ...

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    Andrew Reitzer to retire from Metcash


    Metcash has revealed that Andrew Reitzer will retire as chief executive next year on June 30. His retirement does not come as a surprise, as he had announced in 2010 that he would step down within three years. Reitzer will stay on as a consultant for Metcash for another three ...

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    Aldi Süd plans store network increase


    Aldi Süd wants to devote more investment to the state of Victoria as it ramps up its store network. Managing director for Australia Tom Daunt has called on state governments to follow Victoria’s lead by streamlining planning laws, enabling Aldi and other retailers to gain a bigger footprint and ...