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Rakshnna Pattabiraman

Rakshnna Pattabiraman is a Business News Journalist at Octomedia covering news stories, reports and insights pertaining to the field of retail and FMCG. Prior to joining Octomedia, Rakshnna has a background in journalism with a focus on lifestyle, fashion, tech and culture reporting. When she is not a news junkie, she is off exploring and hiking this humble planet.

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The Athlete’s Foot becomes first Aussie retailer to launch game on Roblox

At the centre of the game lobby, users can find a virtual recreation of The Athlete’s Foot store where kids can collect ...

Casual retail workers sign on to Victoria’s sick pay guarantee

The Victorian Labor Government’s $245.7 million Sick Pay Guarantee aims to reduce workplace illnesses and injuries and k...

Bed Bath & Beyond in crisis as turnaround plan fails

The company informed investors that it continues to consider all “strategic alternatives” including restructuring or ref...

Hard Yakka and Thrills release second collaboration

Steve Fontes, Thrills’ designer, said the partnership combines the craftsmanship of both brands to create a more “sustai...

Former G-Star leaders invest in Bodd body-scanning tech startup

The investment is expected to further strengthen its existing footprint in the uniform industry, with increased capital ...
What happens when a business closes?

Sanity Entertainment to close all physical stores, trade only online

“With our customers shifting to digital ... and with diminishing physical content available, it has made it impossible t...

Shopify expands service to target retail giants

The service offers enterprises no rate limits thus allowing brands to integrate their existing systems with Shopify’s mo...

DC Shoes co-founder dies in snowmobile accident

Ken Block was a marketing executive who co-founded the skateboard fashion brand DC Shoes with his business partner, Damo...

Eco-retailer Ecolateral collapses into administration

Jamie Stott, CEO of Ecolateral, said the current economic climate and future outlook have led to this “heartbreaking dec...

Two more Lendlease malls sold in $242.5 million deal

The agreement includes Perth’s Southlands Boulevarde for $92.5 million and the Menai Marketplace in Sydney for $150 mill...

Wesfarmers, The Walt Disney Company team up to launch subscription bundle

The deal sets Wesfarmers up to compete with Amazon Prime membership which offers streaming and preferential product acce...

Woolworths faces probe over Queanbeyan Supa IGA bid

The competition watchdog says both Woolworths and Supa IGA Karabar currently compete in supplying groceries in the broad...

Manly Wharf placed on the market for $80m upwards

One of Sydney's most famous waterfront destinations has been put up for sale by Robert Magid’s TMG Developments.

National Footwear Retailers Association merges into ARA

New members will have access to the ARA’s member benefits, including support services.

Dan Murphy’s adds image search feature to its shopping app

The group’s digital arm — EndeavourX — developed the UX-based functionality for about six months and shared a beta versi...

How Camilla Franks stepped out in ‘The White Lotus’

The designer’s looks were first worn by the series’ protagonist Tanya McQuoid, played by Hollywood actress Jennifer Cool...

Melbourne Fashion Festival 2023 plans revealed

Melbourne Fashion Festival CEO, Caroline Ralphsmith, said the organisers are “thrilled” to return to the Royal Exhibitio...

Monash survey predicts Australian retail Christmas trends

The ARA expects Christmas spending to reach $66 billion in November and December – an increase of 6.4 per cent over las...

Domino’s Pizza buys German, Asian businesses for $150m

The company has also completed the acquisition of its Domino’s Malaysia and Singapore businesses.

Class action probe over Lovisa’s treatment of staff

One former staff member claimed she was forced to urinate behind the counter, after being denied a toilet break.