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Harris Scarfe closing 21 stores

440 staff will be affected by store closures over the next four weeks.

Harris Scarfe sale raises questions about who knew what, when

Our contributor considers the possible paths that led to this surprising turn of events.

Harris Scarfe appoints administrators and receivers one month after acquisition

Business will continue trading as usual over the Christmas period.

Harris Scarfe tops customer satisfaction

Harris Scarfe’s satisfaction rating grew 5 per cent over the last year.

Discounters outpaced by new entrants

Retailers weakened by Costco face now face even larger threats.

The trouble with Big W: don’t blame online for killing discount department stores

Online shopping is certainly a factor, but it is not the primary reason for Big W’s troubles.

Discount department stores get customer boost

Customer satisfaction is on the rise for some of Australia’s largest retailers.

Harris Scarfe refocuses offer with new format

Smaller stores and a new merchandising strategy for department store.

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.

Steinhoff International’s working capital dries up

Embattled company Steinhoff International has admitted in its quarterly update that its working capital has dried up.