Retail Adventures teeters on the edge

It’s happened once and it may well happen again. Will the retail chains involved in 2009’s administration of Australian Discount Retail suffer the same fate twice in three years?

Sydney’s food trucks. Has anyone eaten from one? If you have, you’re lucky, just half of those proposed have managed to get their businesses up and running. This week we look at the why Sydney has fallen behind and how the Melbourne food trucks have been able to triumph.

For those wondering about the performance of David Jones’ new village format department store in Toowong, we speak exclusively to the brand’s head of stores, Cate Daniels.

We’ve also got more new and updates of the latest retail collapses, and one retailer has put franchise plans on hold as the market continues to waver under economic pressures.

In Asian retail news, we explore the new trend of Chinese ‘citysumers’, and Jon Bird says  we’ve transformed customers from Dr Jeckyll into Mr Hyde.

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