1. Koko Black, the luxury chocolate maker, has entered voluntary administration. The operator of 14 stores across Australia, including one in our own QVM deli hall, is believed to have fallen victim to a rate of growth beyond its resources. The business will continue to trade over Christmas as administrators consider future options.
2. QVM is an awesome place! Well at least according to a November review on Trip Advisor – “Purchased a beautiful wool sweater here at a great price... lots of souvenirs and clothing to chose from.”
3. Acland St to ban cars. This St.Kilda shopping destination is to ban vehicles and create an open air plaza under a plan to be put before Port Phillip City Council in December.
4. A British retailer introduces pedestrian fast lane. Argos, the giant catalogue retailer has introduced a fast lane at its Liverpool (UK) store following research that found more than half of shoppers hate slow sidewalks.