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Trading hours extended for Easter, Anzac Day

Trading hours will be extended for retail shops in the metropolitan area on Easter Monday and Anzac Day.

Forrest Chase revamp coming soon

Work will start on a game-changing redevelopment of Forrest Chase in coming months, with fund manager ISPT expected to receive planning approval for a major revamp of the CBD mall later this week.The

Apartments in $600m Karrinyup expansion

EXCLUSIVE: Shopping centre owner AMP Capital has lodged plans for a $600 million expansion of its Karrinyup mall, taking it to more than 113,000 square metres of total floor space and adding 150 apartments to the mix.

Zambrero continues expansion push

Quick service restaurant franchise Zambrero is making good on a 2013 pledge to open 50 stores in Western Australia by 2018, announcing plans to open 15 new outlets in the next 12 months.

Sirona swoops on Margaret River shops

Sirona Capital has added the Margaret River Shopping Centre to its retail portfolio, buying the centre via syndicate for an undisclosed sum.

Hawaiian buys Forrestfield shops in $40m deal

Retail developer Hawaiian has purchased Forrestfield Forum & Marketplace from its Singaporean owners, in a deal understood to be worth around $40 million.

Retail therapy for a sick economy

Charter Hall has been given the green light for a $40 million expansion of Secret Harbour Shopping Centre, the latest in a growing list of major retail malls increasing their floor space.The proposal,

Life support lacking for ailing business

Retailer Ray Della-Polina says there are lessons for the business community in the failure of his Malz business.

Bringing back the high street

Food and beverage operators are leading a revival for high street retail property, with Beaufort Street, Oxford Street and Albany Highway buzzing, and depressed centres Rokeby Road and Bay View Terrac

Strong December lifts retail spend

WA outperformed most states in December’s retail spending results, and with an interest rate cut and falling petrol prices, there are hopes of a retail revival.

Giant impact on Perth shops, bars and restaurants

Retailers and hospitality operators in the city have cashed in on the tour of The Giants, with 1.4 million people filling City of Perth streets for three days for the opening show of the Perth Interna

BWP buys Melbourne Bunnings for $32m

Property investor BWP Trust has purchased a Bunnings Warehouse in Melbourne from Bunnings Group for about $32 million.

H&M on its way to Lakeside Joondalup

Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City has secured another international brand coup, with H&M to open its first Western Australian store at the mall later this year, ahead of an expected CBD outlet for

Garden City turns to tech to boost retail spend

Garden City Booragoon has gone high-tech to attract and retain more shoppers over the school holidays, launching an interactive augmented reality system using technology developed in Europe.The system

Australia attracts more global retailers

A new report by Deloitte has found 37 of the world’s top 250 retailers are now operating in Australia, 23 of which have set up shop in Western Australia.

Headphone market growth echoes in Perth

Perth company Audiofly is hoping to replicate strong export sales during the past three years with the opening of a new store and headquarters on King Street in the city.

Bunning business legacy lives on

Twenty years after Wesfarmers bought Bunnings in a contentious takeover, we reflect on the family that started one of Australia's biggest retail successes.

Cash Converters to raise $45m, end commission deal

Cash Converters International says it plans to raise $45 million to help terminate commissions to development agents on its rapidly growing personal loans business.

Wesfarmers donates $5m

Wesfarmers has donated $5 million to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to help recruit a leader for what will be the first centre in Western Australia to focus on women’s cancers.

BWP in $17.8m Bunbury deal

Property investor BWP Trust has announced plans to purchase a site in Australind, near Bunbury, where associated company Bunnings Group intends to build a new warehouse store.

Wesfarmers’ $44m community spend

Wesfarmers has reported direct community investment of $44.6 million for the 2013-14 financial year, with social welfare and health the largest areas of expenditure.

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