Department store battle rages on


IRP 92This week in Inside Retail PREMIUM, David Jones and Myer have released their half year sales to the market – but what does this mean for the potential of a merger between the two? Jared Dickson looks at the evidence for and against.

A French fashion label makes its Australian retail debut today in Melbourne with a cult retailer looking after the label here in Australia. That same retailer is also doing some expansion of its own, building on its flagship stores in a bid to target women.

Australia Post MD, Ahmed Fahour, has stepped down as chairman on Rip Curl and Inside Retail PREMIUM asks, is this a sign of a potential sale at the surfwear retailer?

In other news we have the story of an fro-yo chain which is bucking the trend – that is, not planning more stores – and an Adelaide CBD centre is hoping for a new lease of life under an innovative renewal program.

Facilities management in retail is in the spotlight, and Jon Bird takes a closer look at holiday events on the retail calendar around the world.

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