Heather McIlvaine

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Are retailers failing customers’ delivery expectations?


“There is a revolution happening,” Duncan Brett, the CEO of crowdsourced delivery company Sherpa, said in a keynote presentation at Retail Global on the Gold Coast on Tuesday. The e-commerce

Victoria’s $3bn support package a “lifeline” for business


The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called the $3 billion support package that the Andrews Government announced on Sunday a “lifeline” for the state’s businesses, which are facing several

Metcash enters binding agreement in Total Tools’ $57m buyout


Metcash is moving forward with its acquisition of 70 per cent of Total Tools, a national franchise targeting tradespeople, for approximately $57 million. The wholesale distributor, which already operates in

McDonald’s 1000th Australian store will become sustainable flagship


McDonald’s has broken ground on its 1000th location in Australia nearly 50 years after the global fast food brand first arrived here. The restaurant, based in Melton South, Victoria, will

RFG reports customer boost in latest update


The easing of government restrictions related to COVID-19 continues to have a positive impact on foot traffic in shopping centres, according to a recent trading update from Retail Food Group

Metcash to buy Total Tools for $57m


Metcash is looking to increase its presence in the hardware market after seeing sales in this part of the business return to positive growth in the second half of FY20,

Retail groups collaborate to get stores open


Key industry groups including the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) have set aside their differences to work towards

Leasing code of conduct drafted to fight impact of COVID-19


An industry code of conduct has been drafted to help landlords and tenants across the country negotiate retail leases in the face of plunging foot traffic and store sales due

Industry bodies back awards system review


Amid growing wage theft reports, backing for a review of the nation’s award system is steadily swelling. The National Retail Association (NRA) on Friday said it was “ready, willing and

DoorDash launches in Sydney amid restaurant concerns


Two months after entering the local market with food delivery services in Melbourne, DoorDash has expanded to Sydney and now covers more than 40 per cent of the Australian population