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Retailers slide into consolidation in the New Year

More retailers bite the dust.

A year in review: the major stories of 2017

Here’s a recap of what grabbed headlines this year.

The rise of large format retail centres

The collapse of Woolworths Masters Home Improvement chain has reduced the development pipeline for retail floorspace in Australia.

Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2129

A sneak peek at what’s featured in this week’s issue of Inside Retail Weekly.

Howards Storage World names new owners

Repairing damaged supplier and franchisee relationships top of the agenda for salvaged business.

More Aussie retailers bite the dust

Falling sales and margins signal the failure of December and post-Christmas trade.

Howards Storage World salvaged

Niche retailer rescued after ‘experienced retailer’ steps in.

January sales: a perfect storm of local and international pressures

Several factors have combined to result in a perfect storm of bad retail trading conditions.

Who will buy Howards Storage World?

The fate of Howard Storage is expected to be known by the end of January.

Top line sales or retail basics?

Spate of retail failures pre-Xmas highlights the risky strategy of chasing growth over productivity.