Target’s store closures will lift Wesfarmers’ profits, but there’s no getting away from the scepticism about the department store chain’s future.
Retail trading hours have been extended for the WA's next two public holidays, with the State Government approving the extension for general retail stores in the Perth metropolitan area.
The reopening of WA’s economy has pushed it ahead of other states, with year-on-year spending in WA this month leading the nation, based on an ANZ report released today.
According to data from the ABS there was a 17.9 per cent drop in turnover in retail in April — the steepest monthly fall on record. But is it down to more than just a pandemic?
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The last items still under restrictions at Coles supermarkets due to coronavirus panic buying will be scrapped from tomorrow.
As Bankwest analysis shows South West businesses are springing back to life in wake of regional borders being dropped.
Kmart’s takeover of Target could be a big win for shoppers, with the move predicted to do little to ease the fierce competition for sales in the discount department store battle.
Target has confirmed WA will lose eight stores as part of a major revamp to the Wesfarmers retail empire.
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Aside from a store in WA that's undergoing refurbishment, Myer is reopening all of its remaining closed department stores next week.
WA regional centres will close their Target stores after owner Wesfarmers announced mass closures in a last-ditch bid to save the department store chain.
Unfair dismissal claims have soared to record levels as Australians lose jobs en masse because of the coronavirus crisis, as Treasury believes Australia could be in the midst of its unemployment peak.
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The department store giant is gradually resuming trade in WA after the coronavirus shutdown crippled sales.
As lockdown restrictions start to ease, the challenges have actually increased for hundreds of thousands of small businesses. Experts have revealed what the sector needs to avoid disaster.
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Myer has re-opened 15 Australian stores, including two in WA, as coronavirus restrictions ease and shoppers return to stores.
Already cut-off from the rest of WA, the region will now also be the only area to have a limit on how much alcohol people can purchase due to COVID-19.
Supermarket giant Aldi has been forced to recall a popular juice from stores across Australia over concerns it could be contaminated and cause serious illness.
COVID-19 renders life too tough for the Down Under operation of Amsterdam-based clothing label.
Only a handful of WA’s embattled dairy farmers will benefit from better prices promised by Coles as it starts buying milk directly from farmers rather than processors.
Deserted shopping centres in WA could soon be a thing of the past, with shopping centres preparing for an influx of customers over coming weeks.
Politicians ‘poking our biggest customer in the eye’ doesn’t make sense, says Howard Park’s Jeff Burch, who warned China is Australia’s biggest wine export market by value.
The retail giant will open two stores from Saturday as it trails new safety and hygiene protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
West Australian retailers are ‘cautiously optimistic’ ahead of coronavirus restrictions easing in the State next week.
Business conditions have taken a beating in WA, with the latest NAB survey revealing the State has suffered the second-worst plunge in the country.
Construction materials supplier CSR has posted a 61 per cent jump in full-year profit but says COVID-19 will hit key markets this financial year.
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