CHINESE SPENDING REDEFINING THE AUSSIE RETAIL MARKET

CHINESE SPENDING REDEFINING THE AUSSIE RETAIL MARKET

A SHIFT in Chinese shopping habits is redefining Australia's retail landscape, according to CBRE. The global property advisor has released its Luxury Retail 2015 report which indicates that increasing appetite levels for luxury goods is impacting the Australian retail market. The report showed that 70 per cent of all Chinese-led l...

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WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

FEW businesses can legitimately lay claim to buzzwords like 'innovation' and 'disruption', but Apple is undoubtedly one of them. As one of the most recognisable and lucrative brands in the world, the $560 billion technology company has transformed the way we do business - both in management style and operation. The man...

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HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

THE executive level - whether in business or hotels - is an area many only ever dream of entering.

Being promoted to that executive level at work is a money-can't-buy reward, whereas waking up there in a hotel is a treat within reach.

Brisbane Marriott makes all feel welcome in its luxury executive suites, through the big smiles of its...

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HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

TIS the season to be jolly with employers being warned of the hidden hazards at the office Christmas party. Bennett & Philp director Mark O'Connor says employers need to remember that workplace laws still apply at functions organised by the company. "At this time of the year as businesses prepare for their annual Christma...

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RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

TOURISM in one of the world's top travel destinations is slowly recovering three weeks on since the tragedy in Paris, according to a Brisbane-based travel agency. France at Leisure has encountered a minor ripple effect following a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital on November 13. After relocating from France to A...

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CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINE LOOMS AS AUSSIES SPEND $2.8B

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINE LOOMS AS AUSSIES SPEND $2.8B

SHOPPERS buying Christmas gifts online should wrap up purchases in the first week of December to make sure they arrive in the nick of time, says the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). The first half of December is traditionally the busiest period of the year for e-commerce retailers, with online Christmas purchases required to be fin...

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CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

QUEENSLAND has become the first state in Australia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with China Eastern Airlines, set to deliver a $22 million tourism boost to the state. The service offers direct flights between Shanghai and Brisbane all year round, starting with three flights each week towards the end of next year. Premier Annas...

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THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

STARWOOD'S Westin hotel brand will make its debut in Queensland, with The Westin Brisbane set to open its doors in 2018. The international accommodation provider signed an agreement with Mary 111 Pty Ltd to launch the hotel as part of a mixed-use development. Mary Lane will feature a mix of retailers, restaurants and residences in the...

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THE GREAT RETAIL SHAKE-UP

THE GREAT RETAIL SHAKE-UP

HISTORICALLY dominant retailers are either changing their approach or dropping out of the market slowly, according to the latest retail research from Colliers International. Many of these established retailers are being forced to evolve and adapt in order to survive the retail industry of the 21st century. Colliers International head ...

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ELANDRA FINDS NEW BERTH AMONG SYDNEY SUPERYACHTS

ELANDRA FINDS NEW BERTH AMONG SYDNEY SUPERYACHTS

THE $30 million makeover of the Sydney Superyacht Marina at Rozelle Bay has lured newly launched manufacturer Elandra Yachts as a tenant. The Gold Coast-based Elandra, founded by half-brothers Luke Durman and Tom Barry-Cotter, has relocated its NSW base to the marina. Australian Boat Sales' Chris Hills (pictured), who is Elandra...

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JUPITERS' KIYOMI PROVES TO BE A CUT ABOVE

JUPITERS' KIYOMI PROVES TO BE A CUT ABOVE

CHASE Kojima's Gold Coast experiment has paid off with the Sydney-based owner of Sokyo winning a best new restaurant award for Kiyomi at Jupiters casino. Kojimi, who opened the modern Japanese noshery late last year after making a name for himself at The Star in Sydney, has knocked out the likes of The Farmhouse Pialligo Estate in Can...

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FORGET HOVER BOARDS - SIMPLICITY IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE

FORGET HOVER BOARDS - SIMPLICITY IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE

ALTHOUGH 2015 doesn't have consumer ready hover boards zipping around our cities, we still have so much to look forward to. Futurist and digital guru Chris Riddell predicts a world of simplicity and simplification, one where we will live longer and live easier. Forget traffic and dangerous driving, in 2020 our cars will be driving...

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KICK GOALS WITH STAFF THIS RUGBY WORLD CUP

KICK GOALS WITH STAFF THIS RUGBY WORLD CUP

AUSTRALIAN rugby fans are turning up to work late and tired after early morning games but rather than penalise staff, Randstad is encouraging employers to embrace the World Cup. The four-yearly tournament is being held in the United Kingdom, with sports nuts braving the time difference to wake up early and watch matches before work. R...

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

IT SEEMS healthy is the new black, with nutritious foods replacing sugary snacks in vending machines across Australia, according to QUT consumer behaviour expert Dr Gary Mortimer (pictured). "Companies like Melbourne based Füd Revolution and Brisbane's All Real Food are leading the way in providing healthy alternatives to ti...

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QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QUEENSLAND has come out on top of all mainland states in business confidence for the third month in a row, according to NAB. The Monthly Business Survey shows the sunshine state's trend business confidence is +7 points on the NAB index, three points higher than NSW and six points higher than Victoria. Treasurer Curtis Pitt says th...

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QUEENSLAND TO REVIEW TAXI, LIMO AND RIDESHARE SERVICES

QUEENSLAND TO REVIEW TAXI, LIMO AND RIDESHARE SERVICES

THE Queensland government has announced the creation of an independent taskforce to review taxi, limousine and rideshare services like Uber across the state. The comprehensive review will consider existing regulatory framework by examining community and industry needs and expectations, public safety and disability access, and affordabilit...

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AUSSIE CULINARY UNDERDOG FINDING ITS MOJO

AUSSIE CULINARY UNDERDOG FINDING ITS MOJO

THE underdog of popular Australian cuisine, the humble sausage roll, is gaining ground on the meat pie as the fare of choice in bakeries across the country. And the pastry minnow's rising profile didn't go unnoticed at this year's Official Great Aussie Pie Competition. After 24 years running the pie competition, Dani Linds...

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A NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS HUB FOR BRISBANE

A NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS HUB FOR BRISBANE

TIRED of co-working spaces or conventional boardrooms and serviced offices? So were Lisa Moricz and Robin Maini, the owners of a new high-end hybrid of sorts, The Corner Office, located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD.  

The duo describe the hub as the offspring of a New York lounge bar, first-class airline lounge and high-tech b...

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SMALL BUSINESS PAYS PRICE FOR PHONE LOYALTY

SMALL BUSINESS PAYS PRICE FOR PHONE LOYALTY

SMALL business owners are paying the price of being loyal by staying with phone plans that cost them a huge amount every month. A recent survey found small business owners are spending an average of $141 per month on their current phone plans. Canstar Blue surveyed more than 600 small business owners and found two-thirds believe they ...

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WAREHOUSES AND VEGETABLE GARDENS INSPIRE NEW WEST END DEVELOPMENT

WAREHOUSES AND VEGETABLE GARDENS INSPIRE NEW WEST END DEVELOPMENT

BRISBANE'S West End is set to receive a new apartment development inspired by the diverse community and established housing of the area. Turrisi Properties are bringing 107 brand new apartments to the sought-after Donkin Street location. Architects at ROTHELOWMAN have created a design for INK Apartments that celebrates and preserv...

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