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department stores Archives

Woolworths revaluing David Jones investment

Retail conglomerate flags writedowns in latest update.

Rescued retailers’ employees paid out

Administrators move to finalise sale and restructure of fashion duo.

Warehouse readies for survival of fittest

Largest Kiwi retailer says only the fittest and most savvy will survive the digital era.
Management

Should you leave customer care to the least trained staff?

The paradox of putting our most inexperienced staff in front of our most experienced customer.

Report: Department stores, fashion retailers must consider delivery schemes

Research implores traditional retailers to approach delivery subscriptions to counter the threat of Amazon Prime.

History says department stores will struggle in the future

Time has brought department stores back to the pack. The weakest will merge or fall.

Solly’s obsession

Why is Solomon Lew so obsessed with Myer?

Retail exceeds expectations in May

Strong result for the retail sector heading into colder months.
General

What customer centricity really means

Richard Umbers on his approach to modern retailing.
International

Umbers’ turnaround strategy offers early hope for Myer

Opinion: Department store may not be setting the world on fire, but 2016 results show promising spark.
Supermarkets

Opinion: Bi-Lo under a different name?

While Woolworths has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons in recent times, could the much-lauded Coles superm...

Luxury retailer opens in David Jones

Leathergoods retailer announces macro and micro expansion into luxury retailers.

Myer’s bumper profit lift for FY16

Department store chain more than doubles profits in FY16.
Omnichannel

Pepkor confirms Debenhams launch for Australia

"We're taking all the things they do particularly well in the UK, and then trying to do them even better here."

Investment firm’s Myer flagship grab

Off-market deal sees Myer Family Investments sell a third of one of Australia's largest department stores.

DJs to open first Sunshine Coast store

Department store announces first move into third most populated Queensland area.

DJs moving HQ to Melbourne

DJs and Country Road to set up new HQ in Melbourne.

‘New Myer’ strategy flirts with risk

Opinion: Myer has to re-establish itself as a destination with its own compelling attractions and not be a hybrid of oth...

David Jones’ bringing upmarket downtown in Wellington

David Jones opens doors to its first international store in New Zealand – marking its first venture outside Australia in...
Financial

Shopping centres blunt department stores’ appeal

A look at how department stores are evolving to justify their place within shopping centres.