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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.

Wesfarmers fine-tunes the future

As Wesfarmers reshapes its retail portfolio, it ponders the fates of such long-term players as Kmart, Bunnings and Officeworks.

Domino’s battling, Sumo Salad struggling

Analysts eagerly await the pizza chain’s full-year results for signs of financial damage, while Sumo Salad is struggling to survive.

Political uncertainty undermines retail confidence

A political quagmire is likely to significantly impact on consumer spending in coming months.

RFG troubles: assets or liabilities?

The major food franchise operator remains in a precarious position as it looks to shore up its finances and navigate multiple inquiries.

Sigma hit by competitor’s blow

Chemist Warehouse’s decision to change suppliers means the Amcal-owner is set to lose its biggest retail customers.

Leadership merry-go-rounds continue

Management changes in retail have been more frequent and widespread in recent years as retailers try to address structural changes in the industry.

Sink or swim

There are lessons for many retailers after the collapse of Toys ‘R’ Us, particularly the new management team at struggling Godfreys.

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