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Why bigger isn’t always better

Adding floor space to Chadstone, an already huge retail hub, can bring problems that may well keep shoppers away.

Harris Scarfe sale raises questions about who knew what, when

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

Chasing new customers can be counterproductive

Special introductory discounts can annoy your existing customer base.

A sugar hit that could do long-term damage

Retailers should steer clear of Black Friday, our contributor argues.

The revolving door of retail

From Dimmeys, to Best & Less, to EziBuy – change is afoot across the sector.

Satisfaction in the age of social media

Customers used to tell 20 people if they had a bad experience. Now they broadcast it to thousands.

Three times unlucky for non-compliant Woolworths

The retailer’s latest payment blunder isn’t its first.

Risk-taker Kogan.com faces down the doubters

The online retailer set the world on fire, but it’s facing new challenges.

Wesfarmers smart to offload Coles side businesses

The liquor, fuel and convenience arms have probably reached the upside potential of growth.

Rip Curl acquisition takes Kathmandu into summer

The outdoor retailer is set to become a major player in surfwear.

Retail Food Group looking for another lifeline

Franchisor turns to shareholders for funds, but do its figures stack up?

Brave retailers defy the odds on US expansion

A new bunch of challengers is getting ready to enter the US market.

Brookes plays matchmaker for Myer and David Jones

Would the struggling department store chains be better together?

Franchisors could face penalties in new wage-theft laws

Franchisors liable for heavy fines and imprisonment under draft legislation.

Department stores slash and burn their way to profit

Myer, Target and other retailers finished FY19 in the black, but at what cost?

Why so many shops sit vacant

Tax deductions for empty shops are just one reason.

Leadership gap leaves The Reject Shop adrift

Analysis: As losses mount, someone needs to make the hard decisions.

Divided we fall: Why retailers must speak with one voice

Retail businesses need one industry body to speak for them on crucial issues.

Players queue to talk pharmacy deregulation

Chemist Warehouse urges government to drop restrictions.

Analysis: The David Jones deal

Woolworths Holdings punt on DJs has proved costly. How did they get it so wrong?

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