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Jared Dickson

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Analysis: EOFY won’t end the tough times for many

Growth in sales revenue won’t be enough to offset the ongoing rise in the cost of doing business for some retailers – e...
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David Jones’ owner said it’s not selling. Could it be looking to buy?

There's another possible reason why the South African-owned company's CEO has been meeting with banks...

Opinion: What’s behind Lew’s move for Myer shares?

Solomon Lew’s latest purchase of Myer shares is another twist in an entire business career entwined with the iconic depa...

Wesfarmers’ API takeover: Growth drug or poison pill?

With Woolworths withdrawing its offer, Wesfarmers is in position to claim the pharmaceutical business, but it faces hurd...

Peak season sales are off to a good start. But don’t relax just yet

Early indications are positive with retail associations expecting Black Friday to generate more than $5 billion in sales...

Opinion: Consumers’ screen times gives shopping centres a headache

Sure, the pandemic accelerated the move towards online shopping, but it was under way before Covid-19 and the behaviour ...

Failures and floats: The Covid-19 reshuffle looms

As government support begins to dry up, expect a period of upheaval, as a flurry of merger-and-acquisition activity, clo...

Opinion: Here are the pros and cons of Wesfarmers’ API bid

Wesfarmers’ left-field bid for Australian Pharmaceutical Industries is a somewhat risky investment move for the Perth-ba...

Analysis: Decision time looms at DJs and Myer boardrooms

Would a merger of the two department stores be enough to save them?

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.
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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.