Several of Australia’s most popular retail chains have made the decision to close their doors while the nation rides out the coronavirus crisis. Myer has announced its department stores will be closed until April 27. Although they may shut for longer depending on the status of the pandemic. While Kathmandu ceased trading on Friday, also… Read more »
When Sophie Jones opened her pop-up shop with partner Justin Gitz in the sleepy seaside town of Cowes, little did she realise seven years later, Tyde, would be one of Phillip Island’s must-see attractions. Today, Jones employs some ten people in her store and Tyde is as much loved by locals as it is tourists.… Read more »
The Online Retailer Expo will take over the ICC next week to deliver the latest in e-Commerce innovation, insights and trends. Now in its eleven year, the 2019 Online Retailer Conference & Expo will explore the theme ‘the future of retail is here’ and attendees will have the opportunity to focus on the practical components of… Read more »
From fashion and footwear to furniture and electronics, small retailers across Australia are earning significantly more per sale than most other global markets. Australia’s independent retailers average the second highest turnovers in the world, only outranked by their US counterparts.
Melbourne company July wants to sell quality luggage cheaper than it would be in stores by selling direct-to-consumers.
The City of Sydney has partnered with Investible to run a Retail Innovation Program, aimed at helping traditional bricks and mortar retailers get online.
A new study by Mood Media into the consumer shopping experience has shown people will choose a traditional retailer over an online store if they receive the right type of customer experience. The study, ‘Elevating the Customer Experience: The Impact of Sensory Marketing’, was conducted by Walnut Unlimited on behalf of Mood Media and surveyed more than 10,000 consumers… Read more »
With 5.7 million Australian households owning at least one pet, Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) estimated that households spent $12.2 billion on pet products and services in 2016, up 42 percent since 2013. Leveraging Australia’s love of our furry friends is pet care brand Rufus & Coco, which is this year celebrating its 10th birthday. Having owned… Read more »
Fashion business Showpo has swept this year’s Online Retail Industry Awards, taking out the online retailer of the year award and the best international conqueror, best site optimisation and design, and best social commerce initiative awards to boot. The Daily Edited, meanwhile, took out the award for best omnichannel customer service, while Catch won the… Read more »
If your idea of Augmented Reality (AR) is confined to Pokemon Go, it’s time you had a re-education. Whilst AR is yet to become ubiquitous in the retail space, more and more retailers are turning to the technology to give their stores and brands the edge. Retailers are always searching for new ways to display… Read more »
Amazon’s announcement that it will block shipping to Australia from Amazon.com and redirect users to the Australian site instead, has angered the company’s millions of Australian users. But is it a win for local retailers? Amazon’s move to ban Australian consumers from accessing its US and UK sites is set to take effect on July… Read more »
Toys ‘R’ Us Australia has gone into voluntary administration, following the collapse of the retail giant’s parent company in the United States in September 2017. It’s a blow for Australia’s retail, toy and gaming industry with 44 stores set to close and over 2700 jobs at stake. With the toy and game retail industry experiencing decline… Read more »