Labor changes tack on Sunday trading, u-turns on uranium

Newly-installed state Labor Leader Mark McGowan has confirmed the party will support the introduction of Sunday trading and will not revoke any approvals for uranium mines in Western Australia, in his

WA's excessive stamp duty hurting cars

Western Australia ran a close second to Tasmania in recording the biggest drop in new car sales in 2011, with local sales falling by 7,961.

Super Retail bucks sector weakness

Super Retail Group has bucked the general weakness in national retail trade, reporting a solid lift in half year sales and being rewarded with a lift in its share price.

Government app to help protect consumer rights

A free smartphone application developed by Consumer Protection will help WA shoppers easily access information about their rights under the new Australian Consumer Law.

Reports call for deregulated trading hours

A University of Western Australia report has found trading hours in WA should be fully deregulated, adding to a recent Productivity Commission report that also advocated deregulation.

WA expecting rosy Christmas

Western Australia is the only state in the nation expecting better Christmas trading than last year, according to a report released today.

New retail tenancy laws will help small business: O'Brien

Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien says a level playing field for retailers is one step closer after the passing of new commercial tenancy legislation through state parliament yesterday.

Data shows WA leading retail revival

Western Australia's retail sector recorded the highest growth in the nation in October, further evidence of the two-speed national economy, economists say.

Seven increases bid for National Hire

Seven Group Holdings has upped its takeover bid for National Hire Group, after its initial offer of $3.00 per share was rejected by the target’s major shareholder, Tasmania-based Caterpillar dealer Da

Wembley mixed-use complex sold for $2.9m

A retail and restaurant development in the Town of Cambridge has sold to a private investor for $2.9 million, CBRE says.

Retail recovery strengthens: CommBank

The retail recovery continued to strengthen in October, posting the strongest gains since September 2009, according to new research from the Commonwealth Bank.

Goyder package gets protest vote

Wesfarmers shareholders have delivered a mild rebuke to their board of directors, delivering a protest vote against a new share options scheme but supporting the company’s remuneration report.

With confidence down, feel-good factor in play as services take centre stage

WESTERN Australia’s super-charged resources sector has provided little protection for retailers battling to overcome sagging consumer sentiment and a shift from spending to saving.

Fast food giant reports another loss

The owner of the Red Rooster and Chicken Treat fast food chains has reported its third successiuve annual loss, and also revealed the price it paid to acquire 40 CHOOKS stores.

QSR acquires CHOOKS franchise

Owner of fast food chain CHOOKS Fresh & Tasty, Steven Hansen, has sold the Perth-born franchise to Red Rooster and Chicken Treat’s parent company Quick Service Restaurant Holdings.The 40 CHOOKS st

Tana’s fast food profit lift

NICK Tana’s Australian Fast Foods, which runs the Chicken Treat and Red Rooster food chains, has reported a strong 48 per cent increase in net profit to $5.6 million for the year to June 2005.