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Retail appointments of the week

Former FCA chair Bruce Billson takes on new role; Macy’s announces management shakeup; Estée Lauder appoints senior vice...

David Jones to rethink Food business following South African review

The new look Food business will shutter some stores, and expand others.

Harvey Norman doubles profit in first half, doesn’t budge on JobKeeper

The business has enjoyed the boom in the homewares space, and the $22 million in taxpayer money it received.

JobKeeper, rent relief buoys David Jones through first half

On the whole, the David Jones business grew 5.9 per cent during the half, driven by 55.5 per cent growth in its online c...
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David Jones’ Pathways Program connects indigenous designers, mentors

The department store recently finished up the first year of the program.

Working from home boosts half-year sales at Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks

Wesfarmers has shared in the impressive retail results pouring in following the past six months.

Here’s why Boohoo and Asos are acquiring collapsed retail brands

Last week’s news that Boohoo acquired failed department store retailer Debenhams for £55 million was quickly followed by...
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David Jones, Country Road hit hard by Victorian lockdown

Excluding Victorian stores saw the business trade up 5.9 per cent, including online which grew 55 per cent during the ha...

Kmart’s next turnaround? Digital

Analysts see the retailer’s recent partnership with Catch as a much-needed boost to its digital capabilities.

Kmart launches on Catch marketplace today

Customers click and collect through a select number of Target or K Hub stores.
Macy's store on Herald Square in Manhattan.

Macy’s to close 45 stores this year

Closures are part of a three-year plan to focus on more productive outlet centres.

It’s all over for Debenhams as liquidators appointed

British department store retailer Debenhams is to be liquidated after failing to find a buyer, administrators FRP Adviso...

Harvey Norman profit explodes 160 per cent

Sales also rose, but excluded the impact of lockdowns across Harvey Norman's global brand.
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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...