28 June 2011

Planning roles in Sydney

Merchandise Planning Manager
Large Multiproduct Retailer is seeking an energetic Planning Manager who has excellent analytical skills and exceptional managerial skills. You will drive the planning and allocation functions forward to achieve departmental KPI’s.
Salary: $130k-$150k + super

Merchandise Planner - Apparel
Our client is a household name when it comes to leading Australian retailers. They are seeking a Planner with superior forecasting and analytical skills together with a true passion for the retail world. This is a forward thinking company who embrace change and listen to their team. Previous apparel experience essential.
Salary: $70k - $100k+ super + bonus

Merchandise Planner - Well Established Retail Chain
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced accessories Planner. With a proven track record in 'thinking outside the box' and achieving fantastic results you are exactly what our client is looking for! Although accessories experience would be advantageous it is not essential and planning experience gained in other categories will also be considered.
Salary: $70k - $90k + super


Yes it's true.. The UK's big player is on its way to Australia.... Sit tight and hold on to your hats!

28 April 2011

Whats IN....

Colorado to split
Colorado Group has been put on the market, with brands such as JAG and Diana Ferrari expected to be separated in the sale.

Target goes online
Target Australia has finally launched a new retail website, eventually following department stores Myer, Big W, Kmart and David Jones.

Arthur Galan: Recently defects from David Jones to Myer
Myer coups by luring Arthur who is expecting to double turnover.

DJ’s plays tough payment terms for suppliers
David Jones now wants a 3.25% discount for payment in 90 days and if you want your money in 7 says you get hit for 6% discount.

Majors get hours extended
The trading hours of Coles and Woolworths stores in the Cairns CBD have been extended on weekends, sparking an uproar from Night Owl stores in the CBD

Perfume chain collapses
High-profile fragrance retailer Perfume Empire has gone into receivership

31 March 2011


Back to the future - Harvey Norman to eventually launch online store

Former David Jones CEO Mark McInnes has been appointed to head Premiere Investments' retail operations - including Just Group

JB Hi-Fi likely to pull Clive Anthony chain

Former Country Road CEO settles for $1.1m

Sportscraft, Saba secure Burberry Chief

David Jones - strong half year profit

Oroton - flat first half results

Reports of impending Colorado collapse were correct

17 March 2011


- Maternity lingerie brand HotMilk has launched MilkMan

- EFTPOS changes to hit Fashion retailers

- Sass & Bide introduces bespoke boutique

- Pumpkin Patch profit cut in half and introduces a new chairperson

- Westfield welcomes new directors

- Bunnings gears up for hardware battle

- Japan quake is set to hit luxury goods worldwide

08 March 2011

Industry News

Borders Go Into Administration and Dymocks take advantage

Pumpkin Patch announce a 10% dip in sales

David Jones announce a 0.1%decline in sales on the corresponding period last year

Witchery Man Launches in David Jones with 8 store roll-outs planned between now and July

Retail giant Specialty Fashion Group (SFG) launches Plus Size label – City Chic in the US market which is set to launch at the Curvy Revolution Convention in Las Vegas

Country Road Profit results carried by strong South African performance