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Dick Smith

Dick Smith Archives

Management

Where are the leaders of the future?

Australian retail suffers from a dearth of strong, creative leadership, even when talent is recruited from overseas.

The changing face of Australian supermarkets

Dick Smith says that the future of Aussie supermarkets is in danger – is he right or wrong?

Dick Smith Foods closing due to Aldi

Smith worries Australian supermarkets will not be able to compete.
Supermarkets

Leadership merry-go-rounds continue

Management changes in retail have been more frequent and widespread in recent years as retailers try to address structur...

Private equity eyes Aussie fashion sector

Change of ownership or divestment the key?

Dick Smith class action clears first hurdle

Lawyers representing hundreds of shareholders granted leave to launch action.
Supermarkets

A big turnaround for Big W?

Big W’s big plans for the future.

Shareholders closer to Dick Smith class action

Litigation firm nearing the end of its investigation.

Pure-play Dick Smith turns one

Kogan bullish on iconic brand's future.
News

When the going gets tough

In preparation for rocky times ahead, retailers look to take proprietary brands into battle against international compet...

The week that was

A look back at what made headlines this past week.

Dick Smith executives face Supreme Court

Receivers take action against ex-CEO, CFO and directors of failed electronics retailer.
Supermarkets

All eyes on Australia

Once seen as too small and costly for global retailers, global brands are now more interested than ever in the local mar...
Supermarkets

No festive joy for struggling retailers this year

Unfortunately for Payless Shoes and Pumpkin Patch, even Santa Claus won’t be able to save them from going into administr...

The grim retail reaper

Our obsession with year on year growth is under fire and CEOs need to front up to the board and tell them like it is.

Dick Smith sites prove hard to sell

Over half of former electronics retailer's sites still empty in NZ, after lack of national brand demand.
Suppliers

Opinion: Abboud’s demise a warning to CEOs

For CEOs, ignorance is not a defence and a lack of recall on crucial operational issues is not an escape hatch.

The Good Guys named top electronics retailer

Whitegoods retailer retains top spot for sixth consecutive year, according to Canstar Blue ratings.

Analysing Dick Smith’s demise

Was Dick Smith’s demise due to its executives effectively running a ponzi scheme?

Harvey Norman eyes global expansion for growth

Gerry Harvey bullish over retailer's overseas expansion plans.