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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.

Franchise inquiries highlight necessary changes

The tales of woe in the franchising sector will continue this week in Melbourne and next week in Sydney.

Deep pockets not enough to guarantee success

Wesfarmers and Woolworths have both been forced to close down what seemed to be promising market and category expansions.

The fatal flaw at the heart of Metcash

In refusing to renew its supply contract with Metcash, Drakes Supermarkets has revealed a fundamental flaw in the company’s strategy, and the true impact of the decision has yet to be felt.

Baptism of fire for Myer’s new King

Struggling department store chain’s newly appointed CEO has many challenges ahead of him.

Big names, major changes

It’s been a big week for some of Australia’s retailers, with some optimistic of a brighter future, while others have darker clouds lingering overhead.

Franchising model’s uncertain future

Raft of inquiries and negativity surrounding the sector fuels uncertainty over its viability.

Landlords battle new retail dynamic

Just as retailers have to trim their goodwill and asset valuations, shopping centre owners will be confronted by the same imperative as rents find their level in the new retail dynamic.

Franchise sector in the spotlight

Stakeholders in the franchise game encouraged to contribute to a parliamentary inquiry.

Wesfarmers runs ruler over retailers

How long can Bunnings Warehouse in Australia and New Zealand continue to provide the spectacular growth and returns it has done over the past decade?

Private equity eyes Aussie fashion sector

Change of ownership or divestment the key?

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