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Jared Dickson


A losing battle for the big brands

Some of Australia’s biggest retail brands are fighting for survival.

Myer continues on struggle street

Department store giant stumbles in turnaround.

Vulnerable workers bill rocks franchise sector

New bill holds franchisors accountable.

Aussie surf brands headed for a wipeout?

Choppy waters ahead for retailers.

Aussie retailers conquer the world

Local retailers taste overseas success.

Domino’s eat a slice of humble pie

Pizza giant delivers sobering results.

Winners and losers

Earnings season is well and truly here. Here’s a round-up of those retailers that have enjoyed some rosy results and others that are set to for a struggle in the future.

Should you really be afraid of Amazon?

The online behemoth is finally coming to Australia, searching for space and recruiting staff, but it doesn’t mean that all retailers should fear its arrival on our shores.

The race is on

SRG looks to fortify its sports division against impending physical entry of Amazon and two new multi-channel international retailers.

A changing of the guard at Metcash

As Ian Morrice bows out of Metcash, he’s leaving behind a business with great challenges ahead but a sound financial base.

A taste of things to come at DJs

David Jones eyes off challenges that lie ahead.

A big turnaround for Big W?

Big W’s big plans for the future.

Munro takes a step in the right direction

Munro fuses with footwear company.

Hungry for growth

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for several Australian food franchises, who have struggled with failed IPOs and diminishing share prices.

Wesfarmers leaders bullish in the face of increased competition

Coles has no intention of meekly surrendering the gains it has made in the past decade to a renewed Woolworths, expanding Aldi and Costco store networks.

A battle ahead for Bunnings expansion

Wesfarmers continues to battle negative sentiment from some investment analysts about its foray into the home improvement market in the UK.

Rocky waters ahead for retail

Chilly winds of current economic climate are blowing through the retail industry and shaping major boardroom decisions.

Specialty retailers hit struggle street

The agony and ecstasy of specialty retailing.

A case of the budget blues for retailers

Will the governments budget encourage consumers to open their wallets again?

Discount retailers on struggle street

The challenges confronting Big W and Target are also impacting on The Reject Shop.


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