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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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Retail Food profits soar

Retail Food Group’s full-year profit soars 22 per cent

Same-store sales grew by 12.1 per cent when compared to the last financial year.
Direct Chemist Outlet 100th

Direct Chemist Outlet opens 100th store in Australia

The retailer operates in both metropolitan and regional areas.
McDonalds $1bn plan

McDonald’s plans $1billion Australian restaurant rollout, upgrade

The brand also wants to supercharge its convenience offer.
Chemist Warehouse Fast Pharmacy

Chemist Warehouse extends Fast Pharmacy delivery program to 50km

The retailer will use its stores as micro-fulfilment centres, reducing long-haul shipping issues.
Collins Foods $1bn sales

KFC operator Collins Foods breaks $1 billion sales threshold

Delivery, web and app sales contributed nearly a quarter of all sales in the second half of last year to April 30.
Retail Food CEO Matthew Marshall appointment

Retail Food Group appoints Matthew Marshall as CEO

New leadership set for the multi-brand franchisor.
Shoppers sales splurge mid-year

Shoppers set to splurge $9.3 billion in mid-year sales

Queensland consumers are predicted to lift their spend by a massive 41 per cent.
Hell Pizza pay later

Hell Pizza launches ‘pay after you die’ plan

The light-hearted campaign is a dig at the idea of 'buy now pay later' services for food purchases.
Jenny Craig administrator confident

Jenny Craig administrators confident of finding suitor for ANZ business

The administrators will continue to trade across Australia and New Zealand while the sale process continues.
Melbourne Metro retail tenancies (1)

Retailers sought for 37 tenancies in new Melbourne Metro stations

The project will also accommodate the Melbourne Airport Rail which will open in 2029.