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New Battery World boss talks tactics for future


Who is the new boss at iconic Aussie retail chain Battery World? Johnny Kennedy is as passionate about the business of batteries as it’s possible to be, thanks to a

Optus partners Harvey Norman, Cartridge World


Two Aussie retail chains, Cartridge World and Harvey Norman, have partnered with Optus to broaden the merchandise offering for the retailers. At Cartridge World a focus on customer convenience means franchisees will get

Miniso creditors vote to save Aussie chain


Creditors of Miniso’s Australian business have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a proposed Deed of Company Arrangement, which will see 30 of its 32 stores across Australia remain open and

Luck and courage lead Andersens through pandemic


Luck and courage have helped steer floorcovering retailer Andersens through the coronavirus crisis. There’s no doubt that quick thinking has been crucial. Andersens was founded in 1957 and has 47

Post-COVID retail reopening checklist: what to do next


Retailers – big and small – are plotting a course towards a return to their physical, bricks-and-mortar operations after varying degrees of lockdown for two months. COVID-19 still looms large but

Aussie Disposals collapses, franchisees still trading


Outdoor and work supplies retailer Aussie Disposals has collapsed into voluntary administration after suffering a one-two punch from the bushfire crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The family-owned business is expected

7-Eleven launches home delivery service


Convenience chain 7-Eleven Australia has launched a delivery service in Melbourne, with plans to extend this interstate in coming months. The initiative harnesses the capabilities of the 7-Eleven Group’s 2018 acquisition,

PM unveils commercial rent relief strategy


After weeks of uncertainty, the Federal Government has revealed a national tenancy framework for commercial agreements in an effort to keep small businesses that have already shut down the best

Asian grocery chain set to franchise


A Melbourne-based Asian grocery franchise is set to launch this year. Stephen Lim set up the Yahweh Asian grocery business 10 years ago in Carlton. Today there are two outlets,

Shopping centres need “empathy” for tenants, says SCCA


The Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) has expressed disappointment and frustration that some of its members have not shown the “empathy” requested during the coronavirus crisis. The SCCA says