The collapse of handbag maker Oroton is just the start of a fresh round of Australian retail failures, and sky-high rents are partly to blame, according to the chiefs of the Premier Investments conglomerate.
As 'accessible luxury' became part of the fashion industry, the bag label got left behind.
Shares in vacuum cleaner merchant Godfreys have plunged to a record low after the company cut its earnings forecast due to weaker than expected sales and delays in its franchise rollout.
Two of Australia's most iconic surfing brands are set to hit the waves together, with the now American-owned Quiksilver launching a takeover bid for Billabong.
The Retail Food Group's chairman has begged investors not to lend any more of their shares to the "relentless" short-sellers who are betting on a further collapse in the company's share price, saying they risked undermining its future.
Iconic handbag retailer OrotonGroup has gone into administration, the latest casualty in Australia's retail bloodbath.
Competition watchdog Rod Sims has warned Australian retailers that he will not protect them from Amazon.
The country's largest KFC franchisee plans to have at least three Taco Bell stores operating in Australia by the end of next year
OrotonGroup is on the verge of deciding to either sell, privatise, recapitalise or refinance its troubled handbag and fashion accessories company.
Shares in Aussie beer maker Broo have soared to their highest in a year on the back of a Chinese distribution deal.
Upmarket department store David Jones hopes its "premium" service, in-store experience and ability to price-match on select products will help it stay ahead of online retail rivals, including Amazon.
For Australia's $300 billion retail sector, it was a week of waiting around to see who would show up.
Arch enemies, Myer's largest shareholder, Solomon Lew, and its new chairman, Garry Hounsell, both claimed victory following the company's annual meeting on Friday.
As we edge closer to Amazon's official launch - speculated to be sometime today or next week - online users are keeping themselves entertained.
Solomon Lew's Premier Investments has won a symbolic victory against Myer's board by rallying enough investors to secure a "first strike" against the company's remuneration report.
Electronics retailers beware. Shoppers in Australia are most likely to turn to Amazon's new Australian site for electrical appliances, followed by clothing, shoes and cosmetics, according to UBS research.
Myer's board appears set to make it through its AGM largely unscathed.
Woolworths will open as many as four new "dark stores" used to pack and ship online orders by the end of next year, as Australia's largest supermarket prepares to defend itself from Amazon.
Amazon is set to launch in Australia on Friday but Swanwick Sleep has already thrived selling through the internet giant.
Coca-Cola Amatil will cut the price of beverages outside its core fizzy drinks range as part of a $40 million push to revive sales.
Thanks to the retail experiment I conducted over the past month in buying bathroom supplies, I can say with confidence that one of the largest retail operators in this space is in for a nasty shock.
Amazon's long-awaited arrival on our shores will double the rate at which Australians are moving online to buy things, according to new research into how the e-commerce giant will change the way we shop.
Retail insiders have for some time said Amazon would choose to starting trading from its Australian website before this week's "Black Friday" shopping event, and the accompanying "Cyber Monday" online discounting event.
The company behind Millers, Katies, Autograph, Crossroads, City Chic and Rivers will close hundreds of stores.
Baby Bunting investors have punished the retailer after it cut its profit forecast amid heavy competitor discounting and trouble stocking a popular range of baby car seats.
Kogan chief executive and founder Ruslan Kogan has tried to reassure investors that the business will benefit, rather than suffer, from the arrival of Amazon in Australia.
A deep sales slump at David Jones has underlined the tough conditions in the department store sector.
First it was bras. Now Wall Street thinks Victoria's Secret has its knickers in a twist.
Bunnings' jaunt into the United Kingdom and Ireland is about to get tougher, with parent company Wesfarmers saying that the heavy losses the hardware chain is running up will get worse before they get better.
Billionaire retail veteran Gerry Harvey has made it into his 30th year as Harvey Norman chairman, surviving a significant shareholder revolt over directors' pay and a perceived lack of board renewal.
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