Investment bank UBS says the currency’s rise should lower costs at big retailers making private label products overseas
With the end of the Federal’s Government JobKeeper payment looming, the “vast majority” of WA businesses are ready to see the end of the stimulus measure.
An Aussie wine company had its iconic, luxury brand counterfeited by Chinese fraudsters who put cheap wine in fancy-looking bottles.
Payments provider Tyro may face legal action from shareholders and businesses over the glitch that has left many EFTPOS terminals disconnected for about a week.
Woolies is trialling a major change to its catalogues in certain areas, despite another supermarket giant copping backlash for doing the same thing.
In a further sign of improving economic conditions, payment times between businesses declined in many industries last year.
The owner of Coon Cheese has decided on a new name for the product after a review sparked by some customers who objected to the branding.
The famous name will be rebranded after 85 years due to racist connotations, with the company saying the new moniker has ‘a lot of joy and happiness’ in it.
Dr. Martens is considering an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange, as owner Permira Holdings seeks to sell a stake in the iconic British bootmaker amid rallying stock markets.
The cult beauty icon will open its first store in Perth late this year, giving WA shoppers in-store access to its array of cult and luxury brands — including Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty range.
The state’s success in handling the COVID pandemic has seen WA outperform the other states and territories in retail spending growth in the 12 months to last November, according to the latest data.
The personal grooming retailer is on track to almost double its profits for the first half of the financial year, with Australians still opting for home job hair cuts despite salons reopening.
Retail sales in November were better than previously reported after statisticians raised a preliminary estimate to 7.1 per cent.
An Australian company will receive federal government backing for its technology which creates milk with a two-month fridge life.
The Italian luxury fashion house has snuck out of the State, marking another high-end departure from Perth’s most lavish shopping strip.
Australia’s peak seafood body says cheap rock lobsters and a plea to support local producers have helped fuel bumper Christmas sales.
Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, kicked off the new year by homing in on a characteristically audacious title — the richest person on the planet.
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Popular Australian jewellery retailer Lovisa has been forced to close its UK stores due to a new lockdown sparked by a surge in COVID-19 cases.
FuelWatch has crunched the numbers and named Perth’s best bargain sites for fuel in 2020, with ‘extremely volatile’ international prices having an effect.
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Grounded shoppers have gorged themselves on champagne, lobsters, prawns and pavlovas over Christmas, giving the grocer a nice festive bumper to round out a rollercoaster year.
Post-Christmas sales in WA are tipped to exceed $2 billion, surpassing last year’s figures, after major Boxing Day deals attracted large crowds in-store and a record number online.
The threat of a second COVID-forced lockdown and the management of borders, plus continued trade tensions with China, are shaping up as the key concerns facing WA businesses in 2021.
Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has doubled down on his push for 8am Sunday shopping in the city, calling for a three-month trial period to see if people support extended hours.
Australian shoppers are set to splurge a record $2.75 billion for what is expected to be the biggest Boxing Day sale in a decade.
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