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Stores underwater, staff displaced: Floods take major toll on Aussie retail

Officeworks’ store in Lismore, NSW. Source: Supplied
Many Australian retailers, including some of the country’s biggest brands, have been affected by the devastating and deadly floods in parts of New South Wales and Queensland over the last two weeks.  More than 20 Woolworths and Big W stores have been forced to close at some point, either because staff couldn’t get to work or the stores had flooded.  Four Officeworks stores in Lismore, NSW, and Windsor, Aspley and North Lakes, QLD, have flooded. And there are photos of almost comple