Retail

SECRETS HONOURED AS PRIX DE MARIE CLAIRE FINALIST

JEWELLERY retailer Secrets Shhh has been inspired to polish the business, after being honoured as a finalist at the Prix De Marie Claire awards. Founder and managing director Jane Meredith attended the ceremony in Sydney last week to contest the best Australian accessory brand category. "The event was brilliant with an amazing sh...

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LOCAL FOOD BUSINESSES MUST DO MORE

IT'S SURVIVAL of the innovative, as local food businesses must increase branding investment in specific ways to gain an edge in the ever-competitive retail space.  The retail food wars stems deeper than the major supermarket chains and reaches local food businesses, according to Kez’s Kitchen managing director Michael Carp ...

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AUSSIE RETAILERS FINALLY WAKE UP TO ONLINE

AFTER being left behind in the initial move online, Australian retailers are finally catching up to their international competitors, albeit slowly. That is the view of CBRE national director retail services, Alistair Palmer, on the release of the company’s Retail and Digital Technology survey. Palmer says offshore retailers have been ...

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SUPER RETAIL BOOSTS PROFIT DESPITE CAUTIOUS CONSUMERS

CONSUMERS are still spending on leisure goods, despite tightening household budgets, says Super Retail Group (ASX:SUL) boss Peter Birtles (pictured). SUL increased net profit after tax 23 per cent to $102.7 million for the year to June 29 it announced today. Group sales made a similar 22 per cent increase to $2.02 billion, while earnings be...

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WATCH RETAILER THRIVES IN DOWNTURN

AT A time when many retail outlets are struggling, new international luxury watch brand Tendence thrives.

Since opening its first retail store at the end of May this year, Tendence has sold 283 watches and cemented itself as the new ‘it’ brand among celebrities.

Tendence director Githa Silvester says she knew the brand was some...

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