Category Archives: Retail Back

Traffic chaos and lines of thousands: Why some Gold Coast small businesses are worried about the 2018 Commonwealth Games

It’s been years in the planning, but for small businesses on the Gold Coast the true business impact of the Commonwealth Games remained a mystery until the curtain was lifted on last night’s opening ceremony. More than 6000 athletes and staff have flocked to the games village this week to chase their sporting dreams, and … Read more

Fashion brand Cue to roll out WeChat and Alipay payments across Australia

Fashion brand Cue Clothing Co. has staked a claim as the first Australian retailer to offer WeChat and Alipay payment services in every one of its standalone store sites, nationwide. In a statement, Cue said its three fashion brands, including Cue, Veronika Maine and Dion Lee, will be using RoyalPay, a software platform that allows customers … Read more

Costco unveils West Australian expansion plans: will it crush the competition?

US retail giant Costco has confirmed it is headed west, opening its first Perth store by 2020. The company announced on Facebook this weekend that it had secured its first Western Australian site, with the news prompting thousands of comments from excited shoppers. The West Australian reports the $55 million project in conjunction with Perth Airport … Read more