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Wesfarmers seeking to demerge Coles to facilitate growth for its other businesses

Wesfarmers intends to demerge its Coles division, with the aim being to transform the supermarket chain into a separate, top 30 company on the...

First Masters store opens in Braybrook

The first of Woolworths’ big-box hardware stores has opened for business, with consumers in the Victorian suburb of Braybrook the first to set foot in the 13,500 square-metre Masters store.

Woolworths buys Hardware.com.au domain name for $33,000

Woolworths has bought the Hardware.com.au domain name for over $33,000 as the supermarket chain prepares for the launch of its hardware warehouse big-box chain with Lowe's hardware from the USA.

Woolworths hardware stores get planning approval in Victoria

Woolworths joint venture with US hardware giant Lowe's has been given planning approval by Victoria planning Minister Justin Madden for ten Woolworths hardware stores across Melbourne and in Ballarat.

Costco Chief blames Coles and Woolworths for slow Australian expansion

Costco has blamed supermarket heavyweights Coles and Woolworths for slowing the retailer's expansion in Australia, with chief financial officer and executive vice-president Richard Galanti claiming competition for bulk-goods retail sites in Australia was fierce.

Bunnings to build 20,000m² Bunnings Warehouse in Alexandria

Bunnings plans to spend $600 million in NSW over the next three years including a 20,000m² Bunnings Warehouse in Alexandria which will be the largest home improvement store in Australia, creating over 255 permanent jobs.

Woolworths and Lowe’s joint venture in Bunnings’ firing line

Bunnings Warehouse has fired the first salvo in its war against soon to be rival Woolworths in a joint venture with Lowe's, accusing it of circumventing planning and zoning laws.

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Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Should you incorporate an AI strategy into your business?

With both government and companies eagerly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) strategies, we explore how AI could also streamline and scale your business....

‘A 10,000 per cent increase in page views in 2 weeks’: how to scale up in a crisis

As a telehealth provider, Coviu experienced a sudden surge in customer demand during the pandemic. Their website saw a 10,000 per cent...

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...