28 June 2011
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
28 April 2011
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
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
- 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
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
24 February 2011
20 January 2011
- Coles and Woolworths feature in Deloite’s Gobal Powers of Retail report
Woolworths features 25th rank globally reporting a revenue of $45.6bn and Wesfarmers featured 23rd rank $43.0bn turnover.
- Specialty Fashion Group report sales down 3.8% in the first half of 2010/2011
The SFG group owns Millers, Katies, City Chic, Crossroads, Autograph and La Senza.
- Retailers sales effected by the floods
Woolworths closed 8 stores, JB Hi Fi closed 12 stores, SFG reported 4 stores flood damaged. Many retailers have lead campaigns to raise money for donations to the flood appeal including Woolworths, Witchery and Trade Secrets.
- The Prime Minister backs overseas online shoppers
The high-profile campaign, led by the likes of Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd, Myer Holdings Ltd and Target, has appalled shoppers as they say it is their right to shop online. The PM will formally respond after they have the findings from the Productivity Commission. The Business Spectator reported her to say "I would be very reluctant to see Australians who are facing cost-of-living pressures not able to access shopping on the internet in the way they access it now.".
- David Jones adds 30 more brands to its portfolio
David Jones dropped brands including Simona and Arthur Galan to make way for the new brands. David Jones believes around 70% of women’s and men’s apparel brands are exclusive to David Jones allowing them a competitor advantage