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NSW acts to protect retail tenants


New South Wales has moved to allow additional protections to retail and commercial tenants suffering rent distress in response to the mass closure of retail sites across Australia. Part 11

McDonald’s plastic reduction pledge


McDonald’s has pledged to eliminate plastic cutlery and straws from its restaurants across Australia by the end of 2020. This action from the burger chain will see an estimated 585

US car service chain Quick Lane opens in Australia


US vehicle service and maintenance chain Quick Lane Tyre and Auto Centres has opened its first Australian store. Global CEO John Hanighen, visiting from the US, told Inside Franchise Business

Cash Converters’ $42.5m class action


Second-hand goods retailer Cash Converters will pay out $42.5 million in compensation to 48,000 customers over allegations it breached Queensland credit laws. The settlement comes almost a year after the

The Source Bulk Foods hits Singapore


The Source Bulk Foods. Australia’s largest bulk foods and zero waste retailer, has unveiled its first outlet in Singapore. The retail chain has promoted an ethos of zero packaging, encouraging customers

What gives a franchisor nightmares?


Try the escalating costs of retail space for their franchise system. Let’s imagine I am a franchisor in Australia today, in a predominantly retail business. My biggest fears are the

The Athlete’s Foot unveils flagship store


Performance footwear retailer The Athlete’s Foot opened a new flagship in Melbourne Central this week, with an expanded product line and new technology to better suit product to customers’ needs. Located

New Harvey Norman director adds independent view


The newest Harvey Norman director joins the board as an independent non-executive voice. John Craven was formerly a partner at Accenture. He joined the retailer’s board on 27 March 2019. Craven is

Pandora slips up on consumer rights


Jewellery franchise chain Pandora admits it may have misled shoppers about their consumer guarantee rights. The firm has acknowledged it could have breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and gave

‘Back to School’ sales set to ignite post-holidays retail slump


Following on from a booming Boxing Day and pre-Christmas sales spend, Australian retailers and service providers are now settling into what is a traditionally quiet period of trading, however, projections from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) are boosting morale.