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Department stores

Kmart’s next turnaround? Digital
Kmart is now selling thousands of products on Catch. Image: Wesfarmers

Kmart’s next turnaround? Digital

Over the last few years, Kmart has completed one of the most successful turnarounds in Australian retail, lifting annual sales by nearly 40 per cent between 2014-2019 to dominate the discount department store ...
Kmart launches on Catch marketplace today
Macy’s to close 45 stores this year
It’s all over for Debenhams as liquidators appointed
Harvey Norman profit explodes 160 per cent

Department stores Archives

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David Jones’ sales pulled down 14.6 per cent by end of Victorian lockdown

Excluding Victoria, sales grew marginally during the period.

David Jones brings to life Megan Hess’ book Claris on storefront windows

David Jones marked the launch of its 182nd Christmas season nationwide with the unveiling of its annual animated Christm...

Bunnings, Officeworks start FY21 off with a bang for Wesfarmers

While Kmart Group limps into the new financial year.

Woolies’ holiday season starts strong with first-quarter sales up 12 per cent

Online sales were also up 86.7 per cent to $1.5 billion.

Garry Hounsell steps down from Myer board before AGM

Housnell took the action after it became clear Myer’s largest shareholders would not support his bid to return as chairm...

Woolworths Group appoints new MD at Big W

Pejman Okhovat has been appointed the new MD of Big W, replacing David Walker who Woolworths Group has made its new chie...
man browsing milk at grocery store

Why department stores can’t ignore the lure of grocery

A fresh grocery offer does present some risks for larger retailers, but could the pros outweigh the cons?

David Jones enters Elizabeth Street sale negotiations with Charter Hall

The property firm will have a period of exclusive negotiations to pick up the recently renovated flagship.

Scott Fyfe steps up as David Jones CEO

Country Road chief executive to lead department store chain.
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...
A black-and-white hair salon.

David Jones bets on blowdries and beauty

In this exclusive interview, the department store reveals its latest beauty services.
Myer store front

Myer trims board as shareholder pressure mounts

Second biggest shareholder Wilson Asset Management takes aim at Myer.
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Harvey Norman profit up 185.8 per cent, excluding Melbourne

Comparable sales rose 30.3 per cent across Harvey Norman's global business.
An Indigenous model on the runway.

David Jones shines spotlight on First Nations designers

The department store is the latest major retailer to throw its support behind the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

David Jones slammed for slow transition, Food business to be reviewed

Woolworths Holdings wants to get DJs Food to break even by 2022.