Heather McIlvaine

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Leasing code of conduct drafted to fight impact of COVID-19


An industry code of conduct has been drafted to help landlords and tenants across the country negotiate retail leases in the face of plunging foot traffic and store sales due

Industry bodies back awards system review


Amid growing wage theft reports, backing for a review of the nation’s award system is steadily swelling. The National Retail Association (NRA) on Friday said it was “ready, willing and

DoorDash launches in Sydney amid restaurant concerns


Two months after entering the local market with food delivery services in Melbourne, DoorDash has expanded to Sydney and now covers more than 40 per cent of the Australian population

Guzman y Gomez goes 100% clean


Mexican QSR franchise Guzman y Gomez has removed added preservatives, artificial flavours, added colours and unacceptable additives from its menu and says its food is now 100 per cent “clean”.

Retail rents set to drop: real estate survey


Retailers may soon have the upper hand in negotiations with landlords if centre managers’ predictions of declining rents and rising incentives in the second half come to pass. Nearly half

Cash Converters CFO exits


Martyn Jenkins on Monday resigned from his role as Cash Converters’ chief financial officer less than one week after the retailer and payday lender reported a $1.7 million loss for

Rising rents: will NSW shopping centre code deliver?


Last month, a new code of conduct went into effect in NSW with the aim of levelling the playing field between landlords and retail tenants. But is it a step

Where’s the beef? Domino’s plant-based pizzas announced


Domino’s Pizza Enterprises is the latest business to embrace meat alternatives in a big way. On Thursday Domino’s plant-based pizzas were announced to the public, with the pizza giant revealing

Retail sales in May fall flat despite online takeaway boom


Retail sales in May fell flat, but franchise takeaway orders boomed according to the latest data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The latest retail sales data showed a

Debenhams Australia franchise terminated, store to close


Debenhams’ sole Australian store is set to close after Greenlit Brands subsidiary, PSEA Dept Store confirmed its Debenhams Australia franchise terminated. Both franchise and brand agreements to operate the Melbourne outlet will be