7-Eleven heading west

A major international franchise chain is preparing the ground for an assault on WA’s retail convenience sector.

Retail pay boost riles industry

Industry groups have slammed the Fair Work Commission's ruling that 20-year-old retail workers should be paid adult wage rates, claiming it will destroy young Australians' job prospects.

Kresta CEO exits as company shake up continues

Kresta Holdings chief executive Jules Di Bartolomeo has left the company following a restructure under which the chairman of one of its major shareholders will be appointed as managing director.

Global brands target Perth CBD

Retail supply is at a premium in the CBD, and several overseas names are set to add to the space race this year.

Coventry Group warns of hard times ahead

Industrial parts and services provider Coventry Group has warned earnings growth will be slim in the second half of the financial year, after lodging a narrow net profit for the six months to December

Retailers must adapt, or perish

The retailers best placed to benefit from a changing marketplace will be those who proactively shape products, services and experiences for and with consumers.

Coles, IGA complete store swap

Independent grocery group Metcash is set to finalise its first store swap in Western Australia with supermarket giant Coles.

WA shoppers to spend more than $3.5bn

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has forecast that the state's shoppers will spend $3.55 billion in December.

Govt to relax Christmas trading hours

In a bid to spread the Christmas cheer, the state government has approved a special extension for Sunday shopping hours.

Hisco shifts into retail gear

A local hospitality supply wholesaler is countering the challenge of a slowing market with a new business strategy focused on retail.

WA shoppers clicking on to Christmas sales

More than three quarters of Western Australians are planning to shop online this Christmas, according to a new survey released today.

Westfield terminates Innaloo deal

Westfield Group has terminated an agreement that would have allowed it to sell the Innaloo shopping centre for $255 million to Charter Hall Group.

Changing fortunes for retail

Accounting for nearly 20 per cent of economic activity in Australia, retail sales are critically important to fill the gap left by the slowdown in mining investment.

Port project quay to Freo revival hopes

Fremantle Ports is hoping to revive the stalled $350 million revamp of Victoria Quay, part of nearly $1 billion of proposed new developments in the City of Fremantle.

Land values up amid retail site competition

ALDI’s imminent arrival in WA and continuing competition between the retail majors has sidelined many retail developers who just can’t pay the big prices Coles and Woolworths will shell out for new sites.

$1.5bn shopping centre plans boost prices

Strong population growth and changes to retail regulations are driving shopping centre sales.

Big brands and food key to city retail revival

The arrival of a clutch of new international brands in coming years has the potential to rejuvenate the city retail sector, which has been hit by softer spending and the extended shopping hours at suburban centres.

Butchers a cut above

Another store at my local shops pulled down the shutters this week.

Bunbury centres vie for trade

Two Bunbury shopping centres just seven kilometres apart are undergoing significant changes in an attempt to win over customers.

Retravision backer plans growth in Perth

Retravision's largest franchise owner David Dorsett-Lynn is so confident of the electrical retailer's enduring brand strength in Western Australia - he is planning to back that faith with two new stores in the Perth metropolitan area.

Westfield adds Innaloo to Perth sell-off

Westfield Group looks set to offload its stake in two major shopping centres in suburban Perth just days after it was given the green light to increase ownership of the Karrinyup centre.