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Wesfarmers strikes out on Homebase

ANALYSIS: Investors are taking note of Wesfarmers’ fraught foray into the UK hardware market.

Cashies boss to rebuild cred

One year into his new job, Cash Converters chief executive Mark Reid is on a culture change journey.

Stockland gets green light for new shopping centre

ASX-listed property group Stockland is set to develop its fifth shopping centre in Western Australia after receiving state and local planning approvals for its Whiteman Edge Town Centre in Brabham.

Innovation key for retail

New research paints a more optimistic view of traditional retailers’ future following the local arrival of Amazon.

Getting to grips with Amazon in the retail jungle

It may still be early days, but Amazon’s arrival in Australia has yet to damage the numbers for some high-profile traditional retailers.

$150,000 fines for Pastacup breach

The competition watchdog has had its first major win enforcing a new franchising code of conduct, with the Federal Court today fining Pastacup franchisor Morild and co-founder Stuart Bernstein $150,000 for a failure to disclose he had been a director of two insolvent entities.

More time to shop this Christmas

Perth’s shoppers will enjoy the same extended shopping hours as last year to buy presents and hunt for bargains, but employers want longer hours all year round.

Retailers becoming more positive

Western Australian retailers have a positive view of business conditions in the year ahead, according to a recent survey by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with one third expecting an improved market in the 2018 financial year.

Nothing off the table as Jesters bakes fresh plan

A new strategy, rebrand and expansion into different selling channels are all part of Robert West’s plan to revamp Jesters Pies.

No way to rebottle the retail genie

ANALYSIS: New retail arrivals continue to pile pressure on established operators, with Wesfarmers feeling the pain on several fronts.

Borgioli right at home on King Street

It was in the aftermath of a profoundly emotional moment that Terence Borgioli, then 23, decided to chase his dream of starting a luxury fashion business.

AHG buys up east coast franchises

Automotive Holdings Group has further grown its presence on the east coast with the acquisition of five franchised car dealerships in NSW for $8.5 million plus stock and assets.

Car sales shed August gains

New car sales in Western Australia dipped back into the red last month after showing rare signs of improvement in August.

Opportunity brewing at Whitfords

The recent revamp of Westfield Whitford City’s hospitality precinct crafted the perfect business opportunity for Beerland Brewing to open its second venue today.

Kings Square promises unique Freo offering

Property developer Sirona Capital has today unveiled plans for the 5,500 square metres-plus retail component of its $270 million Kings Square project in Fremantle.

Blossoming Profresh a cut above

Floral wholesaler Profresh has grown from a one-person business into a team of almost 15, generating $3 million in revenue in just its second year of commercial operations

WA new car sales turn around in August

Western Australia reported a surprise increase in new car sales last month, boosted by strong performances by Toyota and Hyundai.

Craft beer fills Gage Roads

Gage Roads Brewing Company has reported solid results for the 2017 financial year, on the back of higher demand for its craft beer range.

Lifestyle offerings prominent in $5bn retail centres upgrade

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers remain bullish on plans to evolve shopping centres into community, lifestyle and entertainment hubs.

City retail revamp aims to rival the ’burbs

SPECIAL REPORT: Property groups are chasing retail opportunities in Perth’s CBD with a pipeline of upgrades and developments worth more than $250 million.

AHG profit down but outlook positive

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group has delivered a lower full-year net profit result on the back of restructures and one-off costs associated with its refrigerated logistics business.

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