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Matthew Elmas

Matthew Elmas

Matthew covers retail and consumer products for Inside Retail, based in Sydney. He writes across IR's titles online and in print.



Retail rescue?

Retailers have had to battle tough trading conditions for a long time – will things improve any time soon?


Bras N Things, Hanes eye expansion

Now under the ownership of an American clothing giant, the local lingerie chain is going global.


Emma & Roe to be wound up

Michael Hill signals strategic refocus that will see its test brand abandoned.

woolworths caltex petrol

Woolworths $1.8 billion fuel deal torn up

Supermarket giant will now need to find a new suitor.

David Jones Elizabeth Street Level Seven

David Jones charts future with new flagship

Exclusive partnerships, better service and localisation to serve as bedrock for DJs turnaround.

Oliver Brown

Oliver Brown vote delayed amid mounting trademark concern

Fight to gain control of collapsed cafe chain intensifies as scrutiny over director builds.

michael hill

Michael Hill changes retail leadership structure

Jeweller to intensify focus on its largest business segment.

Neil Fiske

Former Billabong chief bags top job at Gap

Neil Fiske will join another struggling retail business.


Retail sales to pick up, but profit to be harder to come by

Retail relief on the way, economists say.


H&M to open in highly competitive centre

Swedish fast-fashion giant proves once again that its not scared of local retailers.

Oliver Brown

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Brown faces possible franchisee revolt

50-store network franchisor faces serious questions about his business practices.


Convenience retail weighs on Caltex

Higher oil prices and franchise transition impact fuel giant.


Veteran whitegoods retailer collapses

Another one bites the dust amid subdued market conditions.


Bunnings charts e-commerce expansion

Australia’s largest home improvement retailer is getting with the times.


Kmart looks abroad to satiate growth aspirations

Fast-growing discount department store takes cheap and cheerful to Southeast Asia.


Target to close 20 per cent of selling space, target H&M, Zara

Struggling discount department store firms up its turnaround plans.

Rob Scott says the deal is in the best interests of Wesfarmers' shareholders.

‘We don’t rely on M&A': Wesfarmers plays down acquisition talk

Rob Scott has no problem leading a smaller Wesfarmers.


Coles to invest in new strategic direction

Supermarket giant charts its strategic future post-Wesfarmers.

Jason Gunn

Oliver’s founder removed from business

Gunn out three months after losing CEO role.


Metcash to book $352 million impairment on grocery weakness

Grocery wholesaler signals trouble on contract loss.


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