3:41PM | Thursday, 15 March 2012 | Shopping centre giant Westfield is reportedly introducing a charge clause in lease agreements for its retailers to offset the costs of the carbon tax, but Prime Minister Julia Gillard has rejected the claim.
3:32PM | Tuesday, 6 March 2012 | Australian franchise Jim’s Group has partnered with discount voucher site DiscountOn.com.au in order to spark sales, with an expert saying similar long-term partnerships are on the cards.
12:33PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 | Exorbitant retail rents are to blame for high retail prices, according to a new report, adding weight to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on planning and zoning.
8:08PM | Tuesday, 16 August 2011 | Facebook has finally launched its Check In Deals feature in Australia, attracting the likes of KFC and Westfield, but the company insists the service is not off limits to small businesses.
7:57PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 | Small business sales improved in June to be 6.6% higher year-on-year, according to an ANZ report, although non-retail and service sector small businesses continue to outperform those in retail.
6:39PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 | Small retailers are suffering the most from Australia’s labour laws, according to industry groups, despite a high-profile attack by larger retailers on the Federal Government’s workplace regime.
5:41AM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Telstra has lost a landmark patent dispute with global eCommerce giant Amazon over who invented the idea of using a single mouse-click to purchase an item online
4:08AM | Thursday, 14 April 2011 | Westfield has launched its first ‘online shopping centre’, opening up the portal to retailers from Australia and overseas.
3:10AM | Thursday, 3 March 2011 | James Packer resigned as a director of the Ten Network after a falling out with Lachlan Murdoch over the appointment of a new CEO, according to media reports.
11:13AM | Monday, 29 November 2010 | Victoria is set for its first Coalition government in 11 years after a brutal swing against the incumbent Brumby administration in Saturday’s state poll.