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Kathmandu lifts profit by 14%

Adventure gear retailer Kathmandu's annual profit has risen 13.5 per cent, thanks to strong sales, innovative products and cost cuts.

Opportunity brewing at Whitfords

The recent revamp of Westfield Whitford City’s hospitality precinct crafted the perfect business opportunity for Beerland Brewing to open its second venue today.

Remuneration boost for Goyder, Mackenzie

Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder landed a $12.1 million pay packet in his final full year in charge of the Coles and Bunnings operator, while BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie also lifted his total income, but he remained a long way short of the Perth businessman.

Kings Square promises unique Freo offering

Property developer Sirona Capital has today unveiled plans for the 5,500 square metres-plus retail component of its $270 million Kings Square project in Fremantle.

Perth stores safe, for now, as Myer cuts back

Myer's six Perth stores appear to have escaped the chop, with the retailer instead closing an additional three interstate stores as it struggles to turn around sluggish sales amid weak consumer spending and growing industry competition.

Blossoming Profresh a cut above

Floral wholesaler Profresh has grown from a one-person business into a team of almost 15, generating $3 million in revenue in just its second year of commercial operations

WA new car sales turn around in August

Western Australia reported a surprise increase in new car sales last month, boosted by strong performances by Toyota and Hyundai.

Craft beer fills Gage Roads

Gage Roads Brewing Company has reported solid results for the 2017 financial year, on the back of higher demand for its craft beer range.

Lifestyle offerings prominent in $5bn retail centres upgrade

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers remain bullish on plans to evolve shopping centres into community, lifestyle and entertainment hubs.

City retail revamp aims to rival the ’burbs

SPECIAL REPORT: Property groups are chasing retail opportunities in Perth’s CBD with a pipeline of upgrades and developments worth more than $250 million.

AHG profit down but outlook positive

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group has delivered a lower full-year net profit result on the back of restructures and one-off costs associated with its refrigerated logistics business.

Steel Blue: hard-wearing, not hard to wear

PHOTO ESSAY: Work boot company Steel Blue has shown niche, quality-focused manufacturing has a place in Western Australia.

Stirfire’s virtual reality offering delivering real-world potential

Stirfire Studios is set to join the ranks of publicly traded games companies such as Japan’s Sony and Nintendo, and Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard in the US.

WA new car sales stall again

New car sales in Western Australia started the 2018 financial year in the slow lane, falling 8 per cent in July as national sales continued to rise.

Seamless transition the goal

A lengthy leadership transition provided Richard Goyder with the ideal preparation for his role as Wesfarmers’ boss in 2005, the outgoing managing director told today’s Business News Success & Leadership breakfast.

WA new car sales end FY17 on a downer

End-of-financial-year specials failed to maintain May's positive tone on new car sales for Western Australia, with numbers for June down 5.5 per cent as the financial year ended with a whimper.

Camera Electronic focused on growth

Fifty years after Ronald and Valerie Frank started a camera repair business from their home, their two sons oversee a fast-growing business that combines a new bricks-and-mortar store with an expanding online presence.

Asleep at the wheel as perception gap widens

ANALYSIS: The business sector’s view of the future and that of consumers are heading in different directions.

ACCC takes Thermomix to court

The Perth-based distributor of the Thermomix kitchen appliances in Australia is being taken to court by the consumer watchdog for allegedly misleading customers when the products were found to be dangerously faulty.

WA car sales show first improvement in years

New car sales in Western Australia grew on a monthly basis for the first time in four years in May, but the upswing still falls well short of the slide in sales for the year to date.

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