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400 staff needed for Aldi rollout

Aldi’s $450 million expansion into Western Australia is gathering steam, with the German supermarket giant starting the recruitment process for 400 new staff, and construction under way at 11 of its 2

Buckeridge family WA's wealthiest

Western Australia's Caratti and Cardaci families have featured for the first time in BRW's rich families list, while the Buckeridge family has been ranked as the state's wealthiest.

Former iiNet boss chairs 7-Eleven

Former iiNet boss Michael Smith has replaced Russell Withers as chairman of convenience store chain 7-Eleven, while chief executive Warren Wilmot has resigned following revelations the company’s franchisees had been underpaying their workers.

Growing market pressures majors

The traditionally dominant players in Australian retail are being forced to reinvent themselves in the face of increased competition – from each other, and a host of international raiders.

Quality retail piques investor interest

While storm clouds gather over office assets and land development comes off the boil, interest in retail property is building as investors look for somewhere secure to park their cash. Click through to see our list of WA's top 10 locally-based shopping centre owners.

Aldi shoots down Spudshed speculation

Supermarket giant Aldi has strongly rejected suggestions a deal is in place to buy the Spudshed network of stores from its owner, Tony Galati.

Ballajura Macca’s a little bit fancy

This innovative fast-food outlet is testament to how passion can drive business growth.

Woolies to move in on Coles’ patch

Woolworths is expected to develop a supermarket on a site in Singleton, south of Golden Bay, where rival Coles was planning to build one of its stores.

7-Eleven to change business model

7-Eleven founder and chairman Russ Withers says allegations of staff underpayment by franchisees have challenged all levels of the company, and substantial changes will be made to its business model.

Cash Converters flags restructure

Cash Converters International has announced a number of board changes, including the retirement of its chairman, and has commenced a review of the business as it responds to challenging market conditions.

Fashion industry developing opportunities

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s fashion sector is gradually making its mark by developing niche opportunities, despite growing international competition.

Extended holiday trading hours for Perth shoppers

Extended Christmas trading hours will apply again this year, with all general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area able to open as early as 7am on weekdays and Saturdays.

Fels heads panel for 7-Eleven probe

Former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Allan Fels will lead an independent panel to receive and review claims involving underpaid staff by franchisees of 7-Eleven.

7-Eleven to investigate underpayment claims

7-Eleven says it will establish an independent panel to review franchise agreement terms, amid claims that staff have been underpaid by franchisees.

Kresta makes $2m loss but revenue up

Malaga-based curtains and blinds company Kresta Holdings has announced a half-yearly after-tax loss of $1.98 million for the six months to June 30.

Gucci to bail on Bontempos

Gucci is leaving its long-term tenancy on the corner of King and Hay streets, but fashionistas need not panic, with the luxury retailer simply moving to the other side of the street.

Wesfarmers creates industrial wing

Wesfarmers has promoted Rob Scott to managing director of a new industrials division created through the combination of its three non-retail operations.

WA vehicle sales down

Western Australian automotive sales have gone against the national trend for the month of July, down nearly 13 per cent on those of July 2014, despite a national increase in sales.

AMP unveils $750m Garden City revamp

More progress has been made on the redevelopment of Garden City Booragoon, with AMP Capital lodging a development application for a $750 million revamp of the mall, which would make it the state’s lar

‘Old-school’ struggles in new retail economy

Empty shopfronts in some of Perth’s high-profile retail strips are a sign of WA’s wider economic malaise.

WA retail trapped in global net

Retail, not mining, has borne the brunt of the slowdown in Western Australia during the past 12 months, with a study of the state’s economy by the investment bank Goldman Sachs revealing a startling decline in retail jobs of more than 20 per cent.

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