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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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Salary survey reveals the soaring cost of supply chain expertise

More than 60 per cent said they would reply to an unsolicited message from a recruiter, even when they are not looking f...

City Chic’s sales slip; promotions dent margins

Increased promotional activities during key Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas / Boxing Day sales periods impacted...

T2 teams up with local Australian artists to launch teaware range

Wendy Byrne, T2’s head of buying, described the competition as an “innovative approach” to teaware design.

Super Retail Group faces court action over alleged underpayments

Between January 2017 and March 2019, it is alleged that employees were underpaid approximately $1.14 million for their w...

Christmas sales boost Michael Hill’s margins

In a trading update of unaudited accounts for the period ending January 1, the business says sales grew 11.7 per cent to...

Casetify makes Sydney debut with CBD store

Besides selling items, Casetify has a Re/Casetify program in-store, which aims to reduce plastic waste from old phone ca...

NRF to stage Asia-Pacific event in Singapore from 2024

Matthew Shay, NRF president and CEO, said Asia Pacific is one of the world’s “fastest-growing markets” with limitless op...

Early data suggests apparel, groceries drove December retail sales growth

Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra said achieving spending growth in December is “encouraging” for retailer...

Redbubble cuts staff to manage costs

The group is suspending investment in Redbubble brand awareness and reducing overall costs to “align” with business prio...

Super Retail Group reports record sales to drive strong profit

The business says sales grew 15 per cent to $1.9 billion after all brands traded strongly over the peak cyber sales and ...

Baby Bunting profits fall, despite rising sales

CEO Matt Spencer says the company is on track to finish the year with a tax-paid profit up to $24 million.

Finalists revealed for Inside Retail’s Retailer Awards 2023

Inside Retail managing editor of premium and features Heather McIlvaine said it’s been a standout year for retail.

JB Hi-Fi posts record sales as trading conditions ‘normalise’

Group CEO, Terry Smart, attributed the record to the end of two years of disrupted trading conditions due to the Covid p...

OTR expands into NT and WA with Puma acquisition

OTR operates more than 180 stores across metropolitan and regional areas in SA, Victoria, Tasmania, and WA.

Aussie retail veteran Ian Nairn to retire from leading Canada’s The Bay

Nairn has held leadership roles with retailers including David Jones, Country Road, Aquila and Witchery.

Black Friday sales boosted retail spending in November

ARA CEO Paul Zahra described the results as “phenomenal” considering the disruptions the industry has weathered.

ARA seeks government action to address retail worker ‘crisis’

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows about 49,900 vacancies across the retail sector as of Novembe...

BSR Group to open warehouse, offices near Brisbane Airport

BSR Group will occupy a consolidated 5600sqm warehouse and office headquarters at the airport's Da Vinci educational and...

Aldi opens new store in Prospect

Aldi is set to open a new store in Prospect, NSW featuring a number of new innovations to enhance customer experience.

Vicinity Centres to trial battery storage at two malls

Justin Mills, chief information & innovation officer of Vicinity Centres, said this commercial collaboration will help d...