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Boost for casual worker conversion rights

More casual workers will be able to request a shift to permanent employment under legislation introduced to parliament.

Super Retail to repay $32m in unpaid hours

Rebel Sport owner Super Retail Group is set to repay six years' worth of unpaid overtime and allowances to retail managers in an expected $43 million pre-tax hit to first-half earnings.

JB Hi-Fi lifts H1 profit 5.5% to $160m

JB Hi-Fi has lifted first-half profit 5.5 per cent to $160.1 million despite volatile holiday trading for the electronics and home entertainment retailer.

David Jones boss David Thomas quits

David Jones chief executive David Thomas has resigned after almost 18 months in the role and just weeks after results showed an improved first-half performance.

Coles, Viva Energy enter new deal

Coles has signed a new deal with petrol partner Viva Energy Australia after predicting earnings from its convenience store division to plunge this year more than 60 per cent.

Prominent Perth fashion label to close

One of Perth’s most prominent fashion designers has announced the closure of an internationally successful label, but hinted at plans for something big in the pipeline.

Napoleon Perdis Group in administration

Australian cosmetics empire Napoleon Perdis Group has gone into voluntary administration, putting jobs and 56 local stores at risk.

Coles to provide $146m for centre upgrades

Coles will make a $146 million pre-tax provision in its first-half results as part of a distribution network overhaul that will cut both costs and jobs.

Ed Harry enters voluntary administration

Menswear retailer Ed Harry, which employs 93 staff across 19 stores in Western Australia, has been placed in voluntary administration with an immediate clearance sale of merchandise coming into effect as creditors assess the business.

Scott, Coleman, Ellison make their marks

SPECIAL REPORT: Three businessmen will have more impact than most on the state’s economic future, with Peter Coleman leading an oil and gas revival, Chris Ellison building a lithium empire, and Rob Scott reshaping Wesfarmers.

Cashies to bring in new CEO

Cash Converters International has appointed Bank of Queensland's Sydney-based group executive, Brendan White, as its new chief executive, starting in March next year.

Cott, Claremont show up Subi

Two retail strips in the heart of the western suburbs have reduced their vacancy rates during the past 15 months despite the rise of online shopping.

IGA owner loses Woolies appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed a review application from the owner of the Canning Bridge IGA regarding a new Woolworths development in Mt Pleasant.

Scott embraces disruption at Wesfarmers

Disruption, a demerger and divestments are shaping Wesfarmers’ long-term approach to growth, managing director Rob Scott told last week’s Success & Leadership breakfast.

Bunnings UK sell-off still stings Wesfarmers CEO Scott

Wesfarmers chief executive Rob Scott says while decisions to sell out of Bunnings’ loss-making operations in the UK and Ireland, and to demerge supermarkets giant Coles, were easy in a commercial sense, the Bunnings move in particular proved taxing on an emotional level.

Perron Group set up for long haul

The late Stan Perron, who passed away last Friday after building a $4 billion self-made fortune, started preparing for his succession more than 25 years ago.

Continuity, diversity drive success

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The ranks of WA’s largest public companies have changed dramatically over the past two decades, but Wesfarmers has been a constant near the top. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Woolies sells fuel stations in $1.7bn deal

Woolworths has announced the sale of its 540 petrol stations to UK-based EG Group for $1.73 billion, months after BP pulled out of a deal to buy the fuel business.

Tommy Hilfiger opens Perth store

International designer clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger has today opened its first full-price store in Western Australia, with a new outlet located in the Claremont Quarter.

Tipping point reached for retail

Opinion: Tough times continue for retailers the world over, as a combination of factors led by internet offerings ramp-up the pressure.

Shopping centres’ big sales

Several major deals in recent months mark a surge of activity in the shopping centre space.

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