McLeod farewells Australia

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It was only a matter of time before Ian McLeod flew the coop after stepping back from the top job at Coles, and now it’s been confirmed. Inside Retail looks at his accomplishments in his time in Australia with Wesfarmers and Coles.

Another one bites the dust? It’s starting to become a bit of a mantra again in Australian retail, with yet another long standing chain falling prey to the administrators.

Jared Dickson looks at the challenging market conditions and what’s causing the derailment of some of our top merchants.

A US-owned Aussie icon product is paying some attention to its roots with a fresh store rollout, an ice cream chain beefs up its offer, and for the wine lovers – a trip to the local shopping centre to pick up some groceries just became a whole lot more worthwhile with the birth of this innovative retail concept.

Also, trashion. Yes, that’s a thing now apparently, and we have the explanation of what it is and why you’d want it.

This issue we also have a host of international news, with updates on everyone from Tesco to Adidas.

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