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National retail workshops kickoff t...

Retailers are being given the chance to cut business costs and boost energy efficiency thanks to free workshops being held around Australia. The National Retail Association’s Retail Buys the Future energy efficiency program ... read more

Hointer brings digital shopping int...

Nadia Shouraboura’s mathematician parents were disappointed she pursued a career in retail rather than academia, but the former Amazon executive may hold the keys to success for bricks and mortar ... read more

Shopping centre’s multi-million t...

The masses were lined up with trolleys at the ready when Macquarie Centre’s new multi-million dollar fresh food market opened on Thursday morning to much fanfare. Hundreds of shoppers had already ... read more

Latest retail sales numbers better ...

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales rose less quickly than expected last month, but forecasters think the economy continues to rebound from a dismal first quarter. Retail sales rose just 0.2 percent ... read more

eBay revenue surges, paced by PayPa...

EBay posted a 13 per cent rise in quarterly revenue, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped to overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com and a well-publicised cyber-attack that ... read more

Federal Court approves David Jones ...

The Federal Court has approved South African retail giant Woolworths’ $2.2 billion takeover of David Jones, but not before a dramatic last-minute intervention from the Australian and Securities and Investments ... read more

David Jones’ fate hangs in th...

David Jones is expecting overwhelming support from minority shareholders on Monday to consider South African Woolworths' $2.2 billion offer, but Australia's oldest department store will not know until a court ... read more

Westfield effect: malls reshape cit...

Forget the harbour and the beaches, shopping malls have a much bigger influence on how people spend their days in Sydney. The populations of Chatswood, Bondi Junction and Castle Hill – ... read more

Myer to hand case of Andrew Flanaga...

Myer is preparing to hand over a dossier to fraud squad investigators after it was duped into hiring a senior executive who faked his CV.The retail giant has confirmed it ... read more

New Websites Let Shoppers Haggle Wi...

New US e-commerce negotiation startup Greentoe is billed as ‘Priceline for Amazon’, effectively allowing shoppers to haggle online retailers for lower prices. Visitors to Greentoe can search for a product, view an average ... read more

‘Disappointing’ July co...

Consumer sentiment picked up slightly in July, although households are still reluctant to spend and remain uneasy about the economy, two months after the government brought down its unpopular federal ... read more

History: First customers show; meet...

Seattlepi.com news intern Evan Pappas contributed to this story. They started showing up early Monday to be a part of history … Some of the first retail stores to be licensed by ... read more

Macquarie tricked rivals into revea...

The prospect of a Swiss client with €2 billion ($2.9 billion) under management was used by a Macquarie Group employee to trick competitors into providing confidential data, according to The Australian ... read more

Scentre raises more than $3b in bon...

Westfield spin-off Scentre Group has shot the lights out overnight, raising the equivalent of $3.045 billion in European bonds for its inaugural transaction. It is one of the largest-ever European debt deals ... read more

Confidence up but consumers still w...

Consumer confidence has inched higher this month, but remains well below its high late last year, as households remain focused on taxes and fallout from the budget. Sentiment rose 1.9 per ... read more

European capital markets lure Aussi...

The $3 billion in bond issues in Europe by retail estate investment trust Scentre Group is further proof that offshore capital markets offer Australian companies the opportunity to lock in ... read more

Reject Shop names Ross Sudano as ne...

Discount variety retailer The Reject Shop has appointed a former beer and grocery industry executive, Ross Sudano, as chief executive, filling the void left by the departure of Chris Bryce ... read more

World’s largest shopping mall wil...

Imagine trudging around the giant MetroCentre or Westfield shopping centres – then multiply it by about four. Alternatively, if fatigued shoppers in the north-east or London have any energy left, they ... read more

Editor played key role in growth of...

SABINA RUST, 1944-2014 Sabina Rust was one of the most influential people in the shopping centre industry in Australia. For more than 20 years, as a founder and managing editor of ... read more

Half-billion dollar overhaul for Pr...

Preston Market, one of Melbourne's oldest traditional markets, is slated for a radical overhaul costed at half a billion dollars. Proposals to build 28-storey apartment blocks on the market site, comprising ... read more

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