Nespresso and KitchenAid have partnered to bring a new coffee machine to market just in time for the valuable Christmas sales period. This is the third local partnership for Nespresso Australia, which already has successful affiliations with DeLonghi and Breville and it will bring several new retail channels for Nespresso to access.
After opening its eleventh Australian store in Queensland’s Pacific Fair last week, Dick Smith’s Move is rapidly growing its footprint, with the official opening of its first Western Australia store on Thursday October 8. It’s personalisation through exclusive products, designer collaborations and an extensive tech accessory offering enable Move to stand out in the competitive retail space, according to general manager, Jeremy Senior.
Harvey Norman Ireland CEO, Blaine Callard has hosted about 160 of its senior staff, in a celebration of a return to profitability for the company. According to The IrishTimes, he bought out a balthazar of champagne – (around 12l) which sat in a glass case in Harvey Norman’s north Dublin head office. The sign next to it read: “Break glass in case of profit. To be opened after one quarter of consolidated net profit.”
Within hours of James Milne being turned away from the Mt Omnaney JB Hi Fi store in Queensland on Monday, a Facebook post by his sister Victoria went viral with more than 48,000 shares by yesterday morning. Today the post has received 161,000 likes, 39,000 comments and 94,000 shares. Claire Moffat and Emily Bencic report.
More than half of Australian shoppers will spend more in the second half of 2015 than the first, according to a survey of an independent panel of 1000 Australians commissioned by Cashrewards. Moreover, 58% will spend more in 2015 compared with 2014, including both online and in-store shopping.