Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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Australian 7-Eleven business sold for $1.71 billion

The Withers and Barlow families which own 7-Eleven in Australia have been looking to sell the business since early this ...
Domino's shut stores

Domino’s to shut stores, commissaries and exit Denmark in efficiency drive

It will cost between $80 million and $93 million in one-off costs to save the business $53 million to $59 million.
McDonald's ex-franchisee $275k settlement

McDonald’s ex-franchisee pays out $275,000 for ‘union-busting’ tactics

Most of the $275,000 settlement will be paid to workers and the franchisee’s company has admitted its unlawful behaviour...
Domino's Pizza profits slump

Domino’s Pizza profits slump as inflation strikes

Group CEO Don Meij believes a focus on the Value Equation will see profits improve in the second half of FY23.
data security Woolworths breach

Woolworths says MyDeal data breach impacted 2.2 million customers

Retailer's online marketplace subsidiary operates separately from the Woolworths Group.
Construction, retail shut down

Retail hit as NSW lockdown extends beyond Sydney, for two weeks

Faced with a rapidly escalating spread of the new Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, the NSW State Government on Satur...
Romeo's settles class actions

Metcash benefits from shop local trend

Metcash says sales continue to benefit from the change in consumer behaviour since the advent of Covid-19. Chairman Robe...
McDonald’s to buy AI voice-tech business

McDonald’s to buy AI voice-tech business

Fast-food restaurant giant McDonald’s is underscoring its increasing focus on technology by acquiring AI voice-technolog...
Gong cha to open 17 more stores

Gong Cha equity investment to boost global expansion

International private equity company TA Associates will take an undisclosed stake in fast-growing bubble-tea franchise G...