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

A queue of retailers will be keeping a weather eye on the stock market as much as the takings in their tills in 2021. Public floats are on the boardroom whiteboards of at least five major retailers with four of the prospective listings deferred due to market volatility. The retailers in the IPO queue include Chemist Warehouse, Greenlit Brands’ Fantastic Furniture, its former stablemate Best & Less, which is now owned by private equity firm Allegro Funds, and Woolworths’ liquor arm, Endea