Fri.Jul 05, 2024

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Booktopia may have collapsed, but here’s why bookshops are not endangered

Inside Retail

At its height, Australia’s largest online bookseller, Booktopia, had a $2.4 million turnover, 5 million customers, and sold a book “every 3.9 seconds”. This week, it entered voluntary administration , a month after announcing the axing of 50 jobs and resignation of senior staff, including its chief executive. Shares had fallen to 4.5 cents, compared with about $3 a share in 2021.

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10 Must-Have Additions for Any Garden

Retail Focus

Creating a beautiful and functional garden involves more than just planting flowers and trimming hedges. To truly transform your outdoor space, you need to incorporate various elements that enhance its aesthetic appeal and usability. While you might already have a seating area, you might still be lacking in accessories to bring a little warmth to the space or perhaps the opposite?

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Court finds PayPal contract term ‘unfair’ to retailers

Inside Retail

A term in PayPal’s standard form contracts with small businesses in Australia – including retailers – has been ruled unfair by the Federal Court. The ruling came after the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (Asic) lodged legal proceedings against the company last September. Under the term, business account holders have 60 days to notify PayPal of any errors or discrepancies in fees that the financial platform has charged them, or else accept those fees as accurate.

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Fit-Out Powerlist 2024 – SUMMERTOWN INTERIORS, Ranks 7th

Design Middleeast

NICOLA TRIVETT, GENERAL MANAGER, SUMMERTOWN INTERIORS Summertown Interiors has been a pioneer in providing high-end interior fit-out solutions in the UAE since 1997 and is renowned for its commitment to sustainability. The organisation specialises in creating exceptional workspaces for Global Fortune 500 companies and government authorities in the commercial, healthcare, and education sectors.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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The backlash to Witchery’s reduced size range has been a “bold awakening”

Inside Retail

On July 1 Australian women’s apparel retailer Witchery unveiled its rebrand – only for consumers to learn that it had reduced its plus-size offering from a size 20 to a size 18. The backlash was swift with the public sentiment conveying that Witchery appeared to be betraying its loyal customer base for a new, younger, whiter and thinner clientele. The deep irony that the collection was titled ‘Bold Awakening’ was not lost on anyone.

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Fit-Out Powerlist 2024 – XWORKS INTERIORS, Ranks 8th

Design Middleeast

SOREN KRAEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & OWNER, XWORKS This year is especially exciting for Xworks Interiors because it commemorates the company’s 15th anniversary and aligns with the expansion of its Dubai office. Xworks Interiors, founded in 2009, officially opened its doors on 09.09.2009, the same historic day that the Dubai Metro commenced operations.