Boeing has warned of delays in deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets, with the aircraft grounded by air safety regulators in several countries as a result of overheating batteries.
Major retailers are putting pressure on the Federal Government to protect the local market from overseas online competitors, with the managing director of Bunnings claiming that smaller specialty traders are being “smashed”.
Australia’s embattled retail industry won’t have much joy in 2012, according to a new report, as businesses grapple with the challenges of discounting, consumer confidence and online retailing.
Major Australian retailers are calling for the Government to reduce the low-import threshold to $100 and impose GST for online sales, but consumer groups say retailers are simply failing to entice customers into their stores.
Australian retailers are calling for the GST threshold to be slashed from $1,000 to $100, as well as demanding the right to dictate their own opening hours, in submissions to a Productivity Commission inquiry.
Last week’s $30 million investment in the Cheezburger Network will have raised the eyebrows of the casual observer.
Shifting consumer habits will play a major role in identifying the leading start-up opportunities of next year, research prepared for StartupSmart reveals.
The stardust of Sir Richard Branson has been sprinkled in an attempt to appease thousands of Virgin Blue passengers set for a third day of delays.
Start-up stores shouldn’t fear Woolworths’ move into the hardware retail market, analysts and industry groups have claimed.