Harris Scarfe Archives - Inside Retail

Harris Scarfe laid off 59 workers in March. It’s still unclear why

The retailer initially said the reason was Covid. But now it seems it was a condition of its sale to Spotlight.

Harris Scarfe sale to Spotlight approved, but some creditors are losing out

Allegro Funds to be paid in full, while unsecure creditors will lose money in the deal.

Harris Scarfe lays off 59 staff, offers referrals to Centrelink

Support and store staff stood down as part of restructuring plan.

Bids for right-sized Harris Scarfe come to a close

Department store’s administration could soon be coming to an end.

Harris Scarfe closing 21 stores

440 staff will be affected by store closures over the next four weeks.

Harris Scarfe sale raises questions about who knew what, when

Our contributor considers the possible paths that led to this surprising turn of events.

Harris Scarfe appoints administrators and receivers one month after acquisition

Business will continue trading as usual over the Christmas period.

Harris Scarfe tops customer satisfaction

Harris Scarfe’s satisfaction rating grew 5 per cent over the last year.

Discounters outpaced by new entrants

Retailers weakened by Costco face now face even larger threats.

The trouble with Big W: don’t blame online for killing discount department stores

Online shopping is certainly a factor, but it is not the primary reason for Big W’s troubles.