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Jared Dickson

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Opinion: Why don’t Myer and David Jones sell pink cars?

Both shopping centres need to revisit their merchandising strategies to attract customers again.
David Jones storefront

Department stores: The dinosaurs of retail?

As losses mount at Myer and David Jones, merger talk has resumed, as well as more calls from stakeholders for drastic ac...

Were shopping centres hit hardest by Covid-19?

Not only have their revenues been hit by the economic downturn, they're facing a rent strike, too.

In a post-pandemic world, all the signs are pointing downwards

The likelihood of a quick turnaround is slim, contributor Jared Dickson argues.

Target and Wesfarmers: The long goodbye

The discount chain has long been a problem for its parent company, but the path to divestment is not smooth.

What recovery looks like

While the coronavirus crisis is far from over, it will end – eventually. But what sort of economy, workforce and consume...

The retail shakeout has only just begun

Why more major players will fall by the wayside as consumer confidence plummets.

Lew adds fuel to the fire

Retailers like Solomon Lew have said they won't pay rent while stores are closed. Here's what that means for landlords.

Let’s dial down the coronavirus scaremongering

First it was bushfires, then it was floods, and now it's coronavirus. But is the outbreak worth all the panic and fear?

With governments getting tough, it’s high-time to fix payroll

Even the biggest retailers are putting their hands up.
Richard Murray

The rise and rise of JB Hi-Fi

It isn't luck that brough JB Hi-Fi success - it's that the retailer made the right moves every step of the way.

There’s a long road ahead for struggling Metcash

Kaufland's exit eliminates a potentially dangerous new competitor, but Metcash remains vulnerable.
David Jones storefront

Chasing too much, too soon sank Kaufland

Why the German retailer was willing to cut its losses rather than press on.

There’s no more Christmas joy

What happened to retail’s festive season?

Harris Scarfe sale raises questions about who knew what, when

Our contributor considers the possible paths that led to this surprising turn of events.

Chasing new customers can be counterproductive

Special introductory discounts can annoy your existing customer base.

A sugar hit that could do long-term damage

Retailers should steer clear of Black Friday, our contributor argues.

The revolving door of retail

From Dimmeys, to Best & Less, to EziBuy - change is afoot across the sector.

Satisfaction in the age of social media

Customers used to tell 20 people if they had a bad experience. Now they broadcast it to thousands.