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How Kmart, The Party People are cashing in on Halloween
Retailers are set to benefit from the growing popularity of Halloween this year. Photo from Bigstock

How Kmart, The Party People are cashing in on Halloween

It’s going to be happy hauntings for retailers, as one in four Australians plan to celebrate Halloween this year. The Australian Retailers Association is expecting $430 million to be raked in over the ...
Cash Converters to acquire its New Zealand master franchisor
Kmart eyes New Zealand growth ‘for many years to come’
Wesfarmers plans to ‘renew’ its portfolio after profit slips
The Reject Shop’s full-year sales ease up, share buy-back planned

Discount stores Archives

Miniso’s “good quality with low price” mantra takes off in Southeast Asia

The retailer is aiming for expansion within Malaysia, with its latest launch of its flagship store in Shah Alam, Selango...
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The Reject Shop names its new CEO

The Reject Shop has tapped a former senior Bunnings and Officeworks executive as its new CEO.

The Reject Shop CEO quits, interim chief named

Andre Reich, who left the company yesterday, will receive a payment from the company in lieu of serving the six months n...

Luxe for less: Best & Less enters beauty category with cult brand MCoBeauty

Discount department store Best & Less has made its debut in the lucrative beauty category, unveiling a pink pop-up store...

The Reject Shop posts sales decline due to lockdowns, absenteeism

The company managed to open 11 new stores in both metropolitan and country areas. The store network now includes 137 sto...

Miniso continues to post strong growth as Covid’s impact eases

Part of the growth rate has been attributed to the company’s development of new retail channels, including Top Toy store...

Wesfarmers results jump as Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks boom

Wesfarmers has joined in the parade of businesses reaping the rewards of a strong year of trade, despite ongoing movemen...

The Reject Shop profit jumps 643 per cent as restructure moves past ‘reset’

During the year, the business renegotiated 80 leases that were in holdover or had expired, and will renegotiate a furthe...

Sweaty palms and bargain bins: Why consumers are flocking to dollar stores

Poundland owner plots aggressive expansion as consumers hunt a bargain amid economic uncertainty.

Aldi launches Corner Store in convenience push

Discount supermarket Aldi is this week opening a smaller, convenience store offer in North Sydney.

The Reject Shop staff rolls out training after team subject to verbal abuse and stalking

Retailers, union and government grappling to deal with increasing levels of customer abuse towards frontline staff.

Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Merchandise in the online shop will be "carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products," the company sai...

Good. Different? Aldi follows rivals on self-service and e-commerce

Aldi Australia is rolling out self-service technology to select stores in NSW and taking its first steps in e-commerce.

Meet the new online outlet mall targeting Gen Z and millennial consumers aims to elevate the off-price shopping experience through a site design and tone of voice geared towards a yo...

Chemist Warehouse looks to regional areas for NZ growth

The discount chemist chain is expecting to reach a store count of 35 in New Zealand by the end of the year.