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Jared Dickson

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Why franchising doesn’t add up

Franchisors need to tackle the maths.

RFG faces uphill battle to reduce debt

The franchisor is attempting to sell assets to satisfy bankers.

Lots of flirting, not much action

A number of retailers look for merger deals, but most are still circling, eyeing the merchandise.

Underpayment scandals in retail open door for unions

How underpayments could lead to an overhaul in industrial relations.

When the message gets mixed

Napoleon Perdis may have confused his customers.

Why online sales growth isn’t really growth

Online sales are for the most part cannibalising traditional retail, not providing new sales.

Where are the leaders of the future?

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

Facing the great slowdown

A post-Christmas lull has set in for many retailers as online tempts bargain-hunters.

Desperately seeking Sigma

Although API’s offer for Sigma Healthcare appears to be a good deal, the board owes it to investors to seek out other possible suitors.

It’s not all merry and bright

A number of Australian retailers may feel the realities of the market this Christmas.

Rediscovering the sparkle

Michael Hill poised for recovery, new growth, with 10 new stores planned for the current financial year.

Waiting for the Christmas rush

Retailers hope for a robust Christmas, but signs of that happening seem mixed.

Food retailers unite to rein in giant Kaufland

Metcash backs campaign to stall the entry of a new player in the local supermarket sector.

Myer board to face Lew’s wrath

The department store’s largest shareholder laid siege to the board and is urging shareholders to vote out the directors.

Tread carefully with Coles shares

Investors should be wary of Coles’ remarkable first-quarter sales result. The strong performance is so-far unexplained, and unlikely to be replicated.

Greenlit Brands holds off disaster

When you have a parent company like the debt-burdened and catastrophically troubled Steinhoff International, it is important to carve out your own space, reassure your stakeholders and maybe even change your name.

Australia’s 2018 financial year

The 2018 financial year results were arguably better than might have been expected.

Clean house or be sorry

The behaviour of the retail industry with regard to employee wages and entitlements has left it vulnerable to a crusading Labor government and its union backers.

Noni B builds on a bumper year

Noni B has stabilised its own business and has successfully absorbed some major acquisitions. Now it may have its eyes on an even bigger prize.

DJs, Myer try to lift their game

The department store stalwarts reshuffle leadership.

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