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Wesfarmers throws Woolworths a lifeline?

Wesfarmers chairman, Bob Every, may have thrown a lifeline to his Woolworths counterpart, Jared Dickson argues.

Masters’ moment of truth

Fate of embattled home improvement chain could be decided this month.

Private equity move on Woolworths

Jared Dickson examines what a potential takeover could mean for Australia’s largest retailer.

Masters weighs heavy

Hardware chain generating little more than half of what it needs to break even.

eBay launches click and collect

eBay Australia introduces instore pick up service.

New focus for Masters

Masters to open four metropolitan sites as part of new rollout strategy.

Woolworths secures Hills deal

Woolworths to build on home improvement offering after winning license for iconic outdoors brand.

Surprise suitor for Aussie brand

Unlikely frontrunner named in Lorna Jane sale, Forever 21 to open in Sydney, and the true state of Masters revealed.

Woolies struggles in battle with Bunnings

Woolworths to slow Masters rollout as losses blow out.

Watchdog approves Woolworths’ buy

Woolworths gets green light for proposed acquisition of hardware chain.

Masters overhauls online

Woolworths-owned hardware chain launches new and improved e-commerce platform.

Masters has machismo, but needs Aldi smarts

A look at the tactics of two major retail entrants and how they differ.

Majors expectations tempered

The high and low points of the major's latest results and what it could mean for the full year.

Woolworths sales gain

Retail giant’s food and liquor divisions drive sales rise.

Concerns continue to haunt Masters

Woolworths’ ambitious hardware plans have undoubtedly been dented by the aggression of rivals.

Wild sold to UK giant

Homegrown franchise model, Wild Cards & Gifts, has been snapped up by a UK icon, and Inside Retail PREMIUM has all the d...

Woolies lifts sales

Supermarket group's food and liquor divisions come out on top while Big W sales weaken.

Woolies boosts DIY division

Woolworths appoints British retail veteran as new MD of home improvement division.

Woolworths defends Masters

Supermarket chain hits back at "impatient investors" over hardware chain.

Woolworths open to review

Supermarket chain says it will co-operate with any review into competition law.