Long ago, Coles and Myer were star-crossed lovers. Now, after long and winding paths, they're both single again, and more than a little bruised by life.

The two retailers were a single entity between 1985 and 2006, but now find themselves floating round the ASX without a conglomerate to keep them warm at night. They were Australia’s largest corporation -- do they ever look back on that time and dream of what might happen if they gave it another shot?