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Jared Dickson

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Analysis: Keeping up the Covid cashflow

Major supermarket chains are trying to maintain last year’s sales momentum by launching new initiatives this year. But i...

Analysis: Why Premier Investments is bullish about the future

The group posted a 7.2 per cent increase in sales and an 88.9 per cent boost to net earnings for the six months to Decem...

Chemist Warehouse toys with IPO

The pharmacy giant's path to a public listing isn't exactly straightforward.

Analysis: Watch out, Metcash is bouncing back

In recent years, the retail giant has struggled for growth, but last year, it made a comeback.

Ready, set, IPO: Why retailers are going public in 2021

After delaying public floats last year due to market volatility, these major retailers are revisiting their IPO plans.

Opinion: The new secret to post-Covid retail success

In order to lure in customers in this new world, physical retailers need to focus on their in-store experience. It coul...

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.