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Jared Dickson


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?

A good sell for retail stocks

Although many floats of retailers have failed in recent years, there are a few that bear watching.

Is bigger actually better?

Retailers are revisiting the calculus on store expansion.

World of retail does some soul-searching

Wesfarmers, Woolworths, Debenhams and others face fundamental questions.

Metcash independents see market share under threat

A reinvigorated Metcash is still being squeezed, as competitors retool their strategies.

Franchisors face raft of class actions

Domino’s is just the latest franchise business to be served.

Discounters squeezed from both sides

Why Kmart, Big W and The Reject Shop are under pressure.

Retail Food Group faces more existential threats

The business is expected to book another loss this year.

The changing face of shopping centres

Retail property values are falling, except in these key centres.

Grocery giants drop the gimmicks

Woolworths and Coles are starting to think small.

Why The Reject Shop needs a rebrand

The struggling discount chain could benefit from a name change.

Business and retailers breathe a sigh of relief

What the unexpected election result means for the industry.

Why loyalty must be rewarded

Don’t make the mistake of chasing new customers.

Retail Food Group caught in use-by-date scandal

Franchisee blows the whistle on unsavoury practice.

The great wage conundrum

The plan to raise penalty rates carries substantial risks.


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