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Slow progress for Bangladeshi garment workers as anniversary looms

As the first anniversary of the tragic Rana factory collapse in Bangladesh approaches, what are Australian companies doing to make their Bangladeshi factories safer? Alys Francis finds out.

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Retail woes? Myer could learn a lot from Kmart

Myer is moaning about the tough times in retail, but Kmart has managed to do well in tough times. Take note, Bernie Brookes — the comparison is stark.

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Retail not so tough, says Wesfarmers’ bottom line

The latest Wesfarmers profit disproves a couple of things that many in business and the media are eager to sell: that times are tough and profits are hard to come by in retailing.

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Bartholomeusz: planning a Woolworths honeymoon

Michael Luscombe would be reasonably satisfied with Woolworths’ performance, in the circumstances, as he prepares to hand over responsibility for the retailer to Grant O’Brien.

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ACCC blocks Woolies, market rejoices

A record price for Woolies shares today with the market sending them up to a high of $32.50 after the ACCC blocked the giant from buying Kmart and Officeworks from Coles, if those chains came on the market, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Coles quietly slips away

The penultimate chapter in the sad recent history of Coles was played out this morning. Coles announced their last financial results as an independent retailer. A quiet little affair was arranged for the event. CEO John Fletcher, COO Mick McMahon and Chair Rick Allert delivered their final results to a phone hook up and Internet broadcast, electing not to eyeball pesky investors, writes Rob Lake.

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Tips and rumours

A PEP talk? As well as TPG still circling Coles, Pacific Equity Partners have had several meetings with Wesfarmers regarding Kmart. The word is that PEP are trying to merge the Warehouse Group from NZ with Kmart. Defence contractors and racial discrimination exemptions. A friend of mine who had been working at Tidbinbilla lost his […]

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Expect a less blokey Coles under Wesfarmers

Women can expect a stronger voice at the new Coles. And other things, writes retail commentator Rob Lake.

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Just you wait: invigorated Coles to turn up the heat

The easy ride for some retailers is about to end. Every company operating in a sector in which Coles is a player will soon feel the heat of an invigorated Coles, writes Rob Lake.

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Is John Wylie dreaming up Coles dummy bids?

The Coles board and its adviser, John Wylie, remain locked in negotiations with Wesfarmers today over the fine detail of an agreed $20 billion-plus takeover bid.

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