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Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers Archives

‘Faster than ever before’: Catch speeds up delivery ahead of restructure

Wesfarmers’ e-commerce business Catch has opened its first fulfilment centre outside of Melbourne as it looks to speed u...

Catch boss to depart as Wesfarmers restructures digital arm

Pete Sauerborn will leave the business on June 30 after two years leading the company.

Wesfarmers eyes silver linings in subscription, health and beauty

While Wesfarmers’ retail arms suffered throughout the first half, chief executive Rob Scott outlined some opportunities ...

Wesfarmers warns of more Covid disruption after first-half profit dives

The company says global supply chain disruptions will lead to additional costs of products as well as impact availabilit...

Wesfarmers moves to block Woolies’ bid for API

According to Wesfarmers, a growing number of pharmacists and chemists find the overlap between Woolworths’ products and ...

Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

According to Woolworths, API’s board has determined their proposal is likely to be superior to Wesfarmers’, and it is wo...

Wesfarmers bid to pick up Priceline owner API in health play succeeds

The tug of war between Wesfarmers and Sigma ended, with Sigma stepping back from the contest over the weekend.

Wesfarmers makes revised bid for Priceline-owner

API's board is recommending shareholders back the revised offer, which will now see them paid out at a 37 per cent premi...

Here’s why retailers are facing higher transport costs and shipping delays

Covid-19 is continuing to disrupt the global supply chain, and logistics experts warn that retailers need to get stock o...

Wesfarmers results jump as Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks boom

Wesfarmers has joined in the parade of businesses reaping the rewards of a strong year of trade, despite ongoing movemen...

Wesfarmers: ‘When stores cannot trade, revenue declines’

Despite significant online sales growth and an overall increase in revenue, the retail conglomerate reported the impact ...

What role do retailers have to play in the vaccine rollout?

The Australian government is now working with business leaders to accelerate its vaccine rollout. Here’s how retailers i...

Five key takeaways from Wesfarmers’ strategy day

Here's what the leaders of Bunnings, Officeworks and Kmart Group had to say about where their businesses are headed.

Kmart’s next turnaround? Digital

Analysts see the retailer’s recent partnership with Catch as a much-needed boost to its digital capabilities.
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NZ Safety Blackwoods flagship sells ‘fashionable’ workwear for tradies

Wesfarmers-owned NZ Safety Blackwoods has opened a flagship store in Auckland merchandising ‘fashionable’ workwear.

Bunnings expanding online offer to New Zealand in 2020

The expansion will follow a complete roll-out in Australia by Christmas 2019.
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Wesfarmers to purchase Catch Group

Kmart and Target to benefit from $240 million acquisition.

Wesfarmers delivers strong earnings post-Coles demerger

Officeworks and Bunnings delivered earnings growth, while Kmart stumbled.

Wesfarmers sees management shake up

Guy Russo will step down as CEO of Wesfarmers’ department stores on November 1.

Wesfarmers net profit falls 58.3 per cent

The result is largely due to the Bunnings UK divestment.