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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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Vestiaire Collective’s fast-fashion ban: clever or counterproductive?

Welcomed by some commentators, others questioned if the move might be counterproductive in closing the door on a valid c...

Country Road brands to return to Myer after David Jones separation

Meanwhile, Country Road Group sales surged 26.6 per cent in the December half year.

Japan, South Korea mitigate China sales slump for luxury group Burberry

CEO Jonathan Akeroyd said the company remained confident in its ability to reach medium-term targets, despite the curren...

Bed Bath & Beyond US in a ‘death spiral’

Analyst Neil Saunders, MD at GlobalData, said the “torrid” figures show the company has “completely lost control and is ...

Priceline says its loyalty program has hit 8 million members

The 8 million milestone is being celebrated with the award of 8 million Sister Club points, shared among 2000 customers ...

How Restaurant Brands is translating Western fast food for Asian markets

The company's Apac president Rafael Odorizzi shares how regional menu variations and strong partnerships drive success.

Australians set records for pre- and post-Christmas retail spending

The data shows pre-Christmas spending hit a record $74.5 billion – 8.6 per cent ahead of last year, a figure that “defie...

The Daily Edited has been bought out of liquidation

New owner, Colette by Colette Hayman parent BJM, promises its new subsidiary will continue to operate as a standalone br...

Kogan buys online furniture chain Brosa

Kogan plans to relaunch Brosa with "an expanded range and value" and maintain its brand and website.

Brosa collapses into administration; buyer sought

KordaMentha is seeking expressions of interest in the business as a going concern.

Woolworths set to sell stake in Endeavour Group for $636 million

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths Group is selling a 5.5 per cent stake in Endeavour Group for $636 million.

Booktopia reveals its new directors as it puts boardroom stoush behind it

Beleaguered pureplay online bookseller names two new board members, ending a tumultuous chapter in its life.

Metcash sales and profit surge as Covid’s impact weakens

While supply-chain challenges have improved, they continue to be a risk for all pillars in the half year ahead, as do ad...

Booktopia exits publishing JV, losing $1.6 million

Booktopia Group says it has sold its stake in publishing business Welbeck ANZ, losing $1.6 million on the short-lived jo...

Bassike opens luxury Melbourne flagship

The main spaces of the new Armadale store resemble a mid-century home with open spaces, natural light and oak joinery.

Woolworths says MyDeal data breach impacted 2.2 million customers

Compromised data includes customer names, email addresses, phone numbers, delivery addresses, and in some instances, cus...

Post Covid, department stores are refocusing their menswear offer

The Covid-19 pandemic and its gradual disappearance have translated into “a V-shaped trajectory” for the men’s fashion c...

Eataly set for global expansion after $300 million cash injection

Founded in 2003, Eataly describes itself as “the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming...

Scam warning as Optus reaches out to 10 million customers after data hack

Home addresses, drivers licence and passport numbers of 40 per cent of the country’s population may be for sale on the d...

Kmart eyes New Zealand growth ‘for many years to come’

Discount department store chain plan four more stores within the next year, the first in Ashburton.