KAUFLAND GEARING UP TO LAUNCH ITS HYPERMARKETS IN AUSTRALIA

GERMAN supermarket and grocery giant Kaufland has continued its push into the Australian market with a recruitment drive for senior executives in property development and architecture along with business services engineers. The job ads have appeared on Seek and cover the capital cities on the eastern seaboard as Kaufland ramps up its assault on Australia’s … Read more

First retail collapse of 2018 prompts expert warnings of more fashion pain to come

Insolvency and retail experts have warned fashion brands should expect to be crunched for yet another year, with womenswear brand Maggie T the first high-profile Australian retailer to enter administration in 2018. An insolvency notice from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission confirms Maggie T Corporation appointed voluntary administrators Cameron Gray and Justin Holzman of … Read more

5 Strategies to Keep Your Retail Brand From Suffering the Same Fate as Those Big Box Stores

How is it that we have come to live in a world where esteemed companies like Sears and Macy’s, once synonymous with “retail,” are closing countless locations just to stay in business, while Amazon, the pioneering patriarch of ecommerce, is spending money to open storefront shops? As Rick Gomez, CMO of Target told Ad Age, “The headlines … Read more

HOW TAMMY HEMBROW LEVERAGED SOCIAL MEDIA TO DOMINATE THE FASHION GAME

SITTING pretty with 7.5 million followers, Tammy Hembrow has undeniably broken into the top echelons of Instagram. However, as one of Australia’s top ten most followed celebrities, unbridled popularity was not enough on its own for Hembrow. The health and fitness queen who founded Tammy Hembrow Fitness has expanded into fashion, creating a line of … Read more

Amazon launches in Australia, showing why industry predictions are futile

Christmas shoppers might have thought the global retail giant had forgotten them, but that is not the case: from watches to office supplies, Amazon Australia hit the “live” button today. After years of speculation and several libraries’ worth of analysis from local retailers about the impact of the launch, the Australian arm of the billion-dollar … Read more

ALIBABA MANAGING DIRECTOR ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN CHINESE E-COMMERCE

THE Chinese e-commerce market is a holy grail for Australian manufacturers and retailers. While the huge population and booming middle class makes the market an obvious choice for those in the retail game, there are a number of barriers slowing down Australian entrepreneurs and businesses from breaking into the market. Regulations, import fees, and even … Read more