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SFG’s bargain buy


IRP_1980blurRivers has a bit of a torrid past, but a new owner could brighten the futures of this value retail chain. In this week’s Inside Retail PREMIUM, Emilia Terzon speaks to SFG CEO, Gary Perlstein, about the new owner’s plans for the brand.

In more acquisition news, Super Retail Group has added to its stable of brands, picking up a sporty chain which appears to have had a less than stellar performance of late. Can it be turned around?

Glue has grabbed a global first with a new concept targeting its younger demographics, while Japanese entry, Muji has opened its first store.

Jared Dickson waxes lyrical on Solomon Lew and asks what his gripe is with Country Road Group – could it be a case of sour grapes?

Meanwhile, Adelaide city is sprucing up its retail offer, and Gucci has re-evaluated its flagship Melbourne location.

Internationally, we detail the demise of two retail icons, and Jon Bird presents the best Christmas commercials of 2014.

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