Retailers gearing up for Sunday trade

Western Australian retailers are preparing to open their doors on Sundays, after legislation ushering in historic changes to retail trading hours passed through parliament yesterday.

Birney joins Covs as GM

Former WA Liberal leader Matt Birney has gone back to his revhead roots, taking up a general manager position at Automotive Holdings Group.

AHG buys Melbourne Ford dealer

Perth-based car dealer network Automotive Holdings Group has moved to strengthen its Victorian presence, snapping up a Melbourne-based Ford dealer for $2 million.

Coles chief signs to extend contract

One of Australia's most highly paid executives, the head of Coles supermarkets Ian McLeod, has signed up to extend his contract.

Bunnings trust ups rent on warehouses

Retail property landlord BWP Trust has increased rents on three of its Bunnings Warehouse properties, including significant jumps for two in Western Australia, highlighting the strength of Perth’s ind

Perron Group takes half stake in Galleria

Shopping centre owner Perron Group has added to its bulging portfolio, snapping up 50 per cent stakes in Morley Galleria, The Glen in Melbourne and Colonnades in Adelaide from Centro Retail Australia

Horton, McEniry join AHG board

Former UWA Business School Dean Tracey Horton and former Mitsubishi Motors Australia chief executive Robert McEniry have been appointed to the board of Automotive Holdings Group as non-executive direc

Georgiou kicks off construction at waterfront

Construction has commenced on the $440 million redevelopment of Perth’s waterfront, with Georgiou Group picking up a $50 million contract for early works.

Centro in Galleria sale talks

Shopping centre owner Centro Retail Australia is in discussions with investors regarding the sale of 50 per cent stakes in three of its shopping centres, including Morley's Galleria.

Steel Blue walks tall on demand for boots

Safety boot manufacturer Footwear Industries has been given the luxury of picking and choosing Australian distributors as demand for its Steel Blue brand increases.

Wanneroo Central sold for $70m

Wanneroo Central Shopping Centre has been sold to the Charter Hall Retail Partnership, for $70 million.

KFC franchise dispute goes to mediation

A courtroom showdown between Jack Cowin and the global owner of the KFC fast food franchise has been averted after both sides agreed to mediation.

Muzz Buzz extends Wildcats dance team deal

The Perth Wildcats have signed up Muzz Buzz as its dance team sponsor for the next two seasons.

Mundella's yoghurt wins national prize

Mundijong-based Mundella Foods was the only local dairy to be honoured at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards held in Melbourne last week.

Willie Creek Pearls to open at PCEC

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre has signed Willie Creek Pearls as its cornerstone tenant for a boutique retail precinct within the centre.

Retailers call for cut to Sunday penalty rates

The Australian Retailers Association has called for Sunday penalty rates to be halved to reflect the demands of the modern retail environment.

Barnett moves to lift Sunday trading ban

Perth shoppers may finally have the freedom of those in other capital cities, with a Sunday trading bill introduced to state parliament today.

AHG maintains dividend on strong profit

Perth-based car dealer and logistic company Automotive Holdings Group has reported a strong rise in statutory net profit on record group revenue, though earnings per share were down slightly.

Carramar Village shops listed for sale

The Carramar Village shopping centre in Wanneroo has hit the market, with CBRE Perth appointed as selling agents.

AHG acquires Victorian dealer network

Automotive Holdings Group ramped up its push into Victoria, acquiring all but one of Jeff Wignall Group’s 10 car dealerships for $14 million.

Resources sector welcomes Sunday trading

Western Australia’s resources sector has applauded the now bi-partisan support for Sunday trading, saying the added vibrancy from more open shops may help attract more migrants from the eastern states