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17 May 2017 8:48 PM Google Home beats Amazon to Australia

Google has beaten rival Amazon to the punch by announcing the availability of its Google Home personal assistant in Australia from mid year. It means Australians for the first time can ask a dedicated home assistant device to turn on the lights, compile a shopping list and tell you about traffic delays. Australians who wanted to enjoy Amazon Echo and Google 57

27 April 2017 2:01 AM Amazon's Echo Look will tell you if you're poorly dressed

On Wednesday US time, the technology and retailing behemoth unveiled a voice-controlled camera, the Echo Look, and an app that recommends which of two outfits is best, using fashion specialists' advice and algorithms that check for the latest trends. The new product underscores Amazon's ambitions to be a top player in fashion and voice-powered computing 22

3 April 2017 2:30 AM Time for a new outfit? Fashion slump drives down retail turnover

Shoppers are resisting the urge to splash cash on new clothes, shoes and fashion accessories, driving a slump in Australia's retail turnover. Total retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in February, using seasonally adjusted figures, the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Monday. The biggest tumble was in clothing, falling 2.9 per cent, and footwear 23

13 March 2017 10:01 AM AGL, Origin and Energy Australia are gouging electricity retail prices: Grattan

Urgent action is needed to curb price gouging by electricity companies who are earning "excessive" profits, sometimes as high as 43 per cent of the total household electricity bill. The retail mark up by electricity firms adds much more to power bills than green schemes such as the renewable energy target on which the Federal government has focused 40

12 February 2017 9:50 PM JB Hi-Fi has defied the Australian retail crunch with record half year profits

Consumer electronics chain JB Hi-Fi today shrugged off a weak environment for retailers, posting a record half year underlying profit after tax of $125.4 million, a 31.7% increase. The result was fuelled by a 23.6% jump in sales to $2.6 billion for the six months to December. The statutory profit was up almost 16% to $110.4 million. And there’s more to come. The company 33

11 January 2017 3:05 AM Bellamy's CEO Laura McBain to leave company in wake of $500m share plunge

Bellamy's Australia chief executive Laura McBain will leave the company in a move that has sent the company's share price into another tailspin. Bellamy's boad voted to remove Ms McBain as chief executive at a meeting on Wednesday, company insiders told Fairfax Media, after weeks of internal ructions over who should lead the company. In her place, Bellamy's 23

30 November 2016 12:55 PM 2017 Mercedes E-Class – Thai Motor Expo Live

Mercedes-Benz Thailand is showcasing the 2017 Mercedes E-Class saloon and the 2017 Mercedes E-Class Estate at the 2016 Thai Motor Expo. The new generation E-Class, due in India next year, is already retailing in Thailand. The 2017 Mercedes E-Class saloon is available exclusively in the E 220 d engine model, in two trim levels: Exclusive, AMG Sport and AMG Dynamic 28

24 November 2016 6:58 AM Woolworths chairman says giant has changed its ways on supplier dealings

Woolworths chairman Gordon Cairns says Australia's largest retailer is paying the price for jacking up prices to meet profit targets but is optimistic it will eventually regain the trust of customers. "The reason we got ourselves into the position we did we were trying to manage to a profit number and not manage to what the customer wanted," Mr Cairns 16

4 November 2016 1:58 AM Australian retail spending rises again

A rise in furniture and houseware sales helped lift Australian retail spending by 0.6 per cent in September. Seasonally adjusted retail spending was $25.3 billion in September, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade figures, beating market expectations of a 0.4 per cent rise following a 0.5 per cent increase in August 24

4 November 2016 12:34 AM Australian retail sales lift in September but it's not all good news

Australia’s retail sales report for September has just been released, and it’s a big beat, at least in terms of nominal sales. According to the ABS, retail sales jumped by 0.6% to $25.3141 million in seasonally adjusted terms, easily beating forecasts for an increase of 0.4%. It was the largest percentage increase since June 2015, and saw growth in sales 53