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Department stores Archives

A space for young people to dream: Inside Kmart’s school makeover

This week, Kmart delivered a makeover to Bowen College, a school for underprivileged young Sydneysiders.

Harris Scarfe opens two stores in Melbourne’s north

The stores will be opened by the brand’s designer and Australian Olympian Giaan Rooney along with ambassador and fashion...

Woolworths phasing out single-use plastic bags in WA

A multi-million dollar partnership with Australian manufacturer Detpak will increase the production of paper bags locall...

How customer loyalty helped Myer bounce back

Department store Myer’s loyalty program Myer One now accounts for 70 per cent of its sales and, when paired with a focus...

Woolworths to open Big W in Sydney’s CBD

Lord Mayor Clover Moore describes expansion as ‘real vote of confidence’ in helping the city's CBD rebound.

David Jones struggles through a tough first half

With restrictions easing post-Omicron outbreaks in the country, the brands are optimistic that foot traffic in stores wi...

Melbourne Central adding new 20 stores to boost retail offering

Melbourne Central is home to 12 international renowned flagships, with the highly anticipated Lego store, the largest in...

Wesfarmers warns of more Covid disruption after first-half profit dives

The company says global supply chain disruptions will lead to additional costs of products as well as impact availabilit...

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...

Myer reports strong sales growth despite Omicron outbreak

Online sales and share grow – but Omicron's arrival could spoil the final figures.

Revealed: Costco Australia’s expansion plans for online, grocery

With three new stores planned to open in Australia as well as its first in New Zealand later this year, Costco is workin...

Omicron threatens retail workforce as Kmart and Target slash trading hours

With more team members having to isolate due to Covid, the retailer expects additional pressure.

Central Group leads Selfridges buyout in US$5 billion deal

Luxury British store chain Selfridges is being sold to a Thai retailer and an Austrian property company in a deal that a...

Woolworths’ first half succumbs to Delta’s strain

Sales growth in the half fell to 3 per cent throughout the half, compared to the 10.6 per cent seen this time last year.

The lowdown on Central Group – reported new owner of Selfridges

Speculation is swirling around the reported sale of iconic British department store Selfridges to Thai conglomerate Cent...