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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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Major US retailers sign charter to end racial bias in retail environments

Calla Rongerude, director of Open to All, said the study "underscored the pervasiveness of unfair treatment" of BIPOC sh...

Alquemie Group to launch National Geographic stores

Meagan Sanders, VP & GM, consumer products of The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand, said the collaboration ...

Underwear label Step One downgrades outlook

Step One founder and CEO Greg Taylor said the team is focused on solving the issues at hand and introducing new innerwea...

Amazon Australia invites dogs into the workspace

Amazon Australia employees can now bring their pooches to work at its Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra offices.

Online, grocery boost The Warehouse sales growth

According to the business, product supply was disrupted in the third quarter due to ongoing supply chain issues.

Amazon Australia invites dogs into the workspace

In order to participate in this workplace benefit, dogs must be registered.

Startup Re.stor saves 50,000 bottles in six months

The brand first launched its laundry detergent sheets range last October followed by its latest refillable cleaning line...

Significant rise in April card spending

Compared to the previous month, spending rose 1.7 per cent.

Mosaic Brands struggles to keep up with trade

Despite the volatile conditions, the company is optimistic about the second half of the financial year as more customers...

Torpedo7 expands into Northland

Torpedo7 COO Garth Sutherland says Northland is a hotspot for outdoor adventures and the new physical store has a lot to...

Costco makes its New Zealand debut

The US company has opened its first petrol station, in Auckland, as it counts down to the opening of its first warehouse...

Puma launches new collection with Aussie skate brand

The Puma x Butter Goods collection has products retailing for $60 – $200 and can be purchased online or at Puma stores a...

David Jones launches clothing resale program

The service works by allowing customers to opt-in to re-commerce their items at a later date on the website.

New Zealanders spent more on cards in March

With restrictions easing on international travel, card spending increased last month according to Stats NZ.

Westpac claims new online scam blocks are saving customers millions

Since January, the bank says it has saved an additional $6 million, on behalf of stopped 69,000 customers, saving an ave...

Kogan to enter insurance market with QBE

Ron Gelberg, director of partner care at Kogan said the partnership with QBE will simplify the insurance buying process ...

The Warehouse to collect soft plastics for recycling at 31 stores

The collected plastic waste will be recycled into a range of items including garden edging, fence posts, and plastic cab...

Winning Group launches online concept Andoo

The website sells a curated range of bedding, furniture, home entertainment and appliances from top international and lo...

Subway appoints new Australia and New Zealand chief

Bracken will be responsible for driving brand evolution and increasing the profit and market share of the company.

Country Road partners with Kiwi umbrella brand Blunt

The umbrella retails for $129 and is available online and in selected Country Road stores across Australia and New Zeala...