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Department stores Archives

Wesfarmers results jump as Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks boom

Wesfarmers has joined in the parade of businesses reaping the rewards of a strong year of trade, despite ongoing movemen...

Newly-listed Best & Less delivers record profit

Best & Less’ main goal for the year ahead is to remain as flexible and productive as possible to prepare it for the inev...

“Not surprised”: Experts react to Amazon’s reported department store plan

The move would represent the retailer’s biggest bet on bricks-and-mortar to date. And it would come at a time when some ...

Amazon to test department stores in offline expansion

Department stores' share of the US retail market is at a record low, but Amazon sees an opportunity.

How Kim Kardashian’s Skims is taking on Australian retail

Here's why the hugely popular shapewear brand, Skims, is ramping up its bricks-and-mortar presence around the world.

Lew hits back at hints of capital raising at Myer

Myer has denied media reports that suggest it may be looking to dilute Lew's control over the company.

Lew ‘requests’ Myer release financial position well ahead of AGM

Lew has called on the department store to disclose its preliminary full-year results early to “allow an appropriate wind...

Selfridges: Why the best department store in the world is up for sale

Why would the owners of Selfridges, generally considered to be the world’s best department store, decide to sell the bus...

Analysis: How Australian department stores can thrive in a post-Covid world

So far, Australian department stores appear to have weathered the pandemic better than their global counterparts. But wi...
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Selfridges owners to offer chain in £4 billion auction

The Weston family said it was open to the idea last month after 80-year-old W Galen Weston, who purchased the chain in 2...

Here’s how Best & Less plans to stand out in the crowded discount sector

CEO Rodney Orrock explains how the company's reputation for quality clothing at affordable prices and strong focus on th...

Myer picks up new national distribution centre in online, efficiency push

“[This centre] will deliver an enhanced experience in store and online for our customers, but also significant efficienc...

David Jones’ strong second half buoys difficult year

Sales in department store David Jones jumped during the last year despite the continuation of the Covid-19 crisis and in...

‘It makes us really scared’: Retail workers reveal customer abuse

Four frontline workers share their experiences dealing with aggressive and abusive customers at supermarkets and departm...

Premier threatens to call EGM to fire Myer board members

“Any other action would be futile, and costly for Myer shareholders who have endured enough,” Premier wrote in a stateme...

Myer offers Lew space on board, asks for end to “distraction”

“The board is focused on ensuring that [Myer CEO] John King and his management team are able to execute the all-importan...

Solomon Lew buys up Myer stock, calls on board to resign

“Something has to change, and Premier has put itself in a position to make change happen," said Lew.

Property news: Mirvac celebrates NAIDOC Week

Mirvac showcases Indigenous art; Highpoint Shopping Centre hosts beauty education series; Myer Melbourne attracts bigges...

How Malaysian department store Pavilion is connecting with customers

The retail industry in Malaysia has struggled during Covid, but shopping centre Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur has continued t...

How historic Japanese retailer Takashimaya is staying ahead of the times

Japanese department store Takashimaya is nearly two centuries old. Here’s how the retailer is adapting to stay relevant ...

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