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Rakshnna Pattabiraman

Rakshnna Pattabiraman is a Business News Journalist at Octomedia covering news stories, reports and insights pertaining to the field of retail and FMCG. Prior to joining Octomedia, Rakshnna has a background in journalism with a focus on lifestyle, fashion, tech and culture reporting. When she is not a news junkie, she is off exploring and hiking this humble planet.

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Super Retail Group delivers record sales, eyes expansion

Group MD and CEO, Anthony Heraghty, said the business has been focussing on transforming from a traditional brick-and-mo...

Ikea launches live shopping event

Ikea stores across the country will host free live workshops, events and activities including Interior Design Speed Dati...

Wattie’s launches a subscription and gifting service for baby food pouches

Customers can choose from a variety of 23 different food pouches in the Wattie’s to Home’s Infant Subscription bundle.

ACCC clears Woolworths acquisition of MyDeal

The competition regulator concluded that both businesses are not “particularly close competitors”.

Baby Bunting, Australia’s largest baby goods retailer, launches in NZ

The business says it plans to open at least 10 stores in the country, with a second store set to open in Christchurch in...

Net gain in fast food outlets, but market tumult continues – report

The cloud-based location intelligence platform tracked 18 leading brands across 1443 locations in the country and report...

Foodstuffs commits to $40 million Pak’nSave for Warkworth

GM of property for Foodstuffs North Island, Nick Hanson, said Warkworth is a “growing community” and people go there a w...

Retail card spending stabilises in July

Groceries and liquor recorded the largest increase of 2.2 per cent up by $52 million.

Oroton unveils new concept store in Sydney

Creative director Sophie Holt and her design team wanted to create "an immersive experience" for customers.

Solid sales for Briscoe Group, despite supply-chain issues

Online sales continued to respond well, now accounting for almost 20 per cent of group sales

The Hub Hornby lists on sharemarket

The centre is valued at $129 million and is home to 80 businesses including anchor tenants Farmers and Pak N Save.

Daniel Hawkins appointed as Domino’s New Zealand GM

In his new role, Hawkins will work closely with franchisees and team members in 144 stores across New Zealand driving gr...

Jobs fairs, speed-interviews help retailers fill staff vacancies

Large-scale recruitment drives will be hosted across 12 QIC centres in Queensland, Victoria and NSW between August and S...

Mighty Ape boosts Kogan’s bottom line as Australian profits tumble

Founder Ruslan Kogan said consumers don’t want to alter their lifestyle but are happy to shift the way they shop in unce...

Online tool launched for Kiwis to lodge food complaints

Vincent Arbuckle, deputy director general at New Zealand Food Safety, said recalls are a “sign” the system works.

Woolworths chair to stand down; New Zealander to replace him

Scott Perkins, who has been a non-executive director of the company for eight years, will replace Cairns.

In trading update, Accent Group warns profits will drop

Group CEO, Daniel Agostinelli, said the business experienced a “positive customer response” in the first three weeks of ...

Strandbags launches Nere, a new travel lifestyle brand

Felicity McGahan, group CEO at Strandbags, described the new brand as a “key milestone” in modernising Strandbags' trave...

Kathmandu CEO Reuben Casey resigns, ‘heads for the hills’

KMD Brands group CEO Michael Daly will act as interim CEO until a replacement is found during the coming weeks.

JB Hi-Fi registers strong growth in sales, profit

The company estimates group-wide sales for the full year were up 3.5 per cent to $9.2 billion.