March 3, 2015 1
After nine years of service, Myer's CEO is finally stepping down. And other business tidbits of the day.
March 2, 2015 1
China's economy continues the slow march. And other business tidbits of the day.
October 8, 2014 6
Myer has been on a long, slow journey to fashion irrelevance. A former Myer executive says it can be saved -- but current boss Bernie Brookes is probably not the man for the job.
September 13, 2013 4
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.
May 3, 2013 5
Levies have played a significant role in the Australian economy in recent years, and the Financial Review's reflexive support for Bernie Brookes does its readers no favours.
September 14, 2012 114
No politician is going to back a GST change that would directly hit the household. The hopes of Myer boss Bernie Brookes and others will inevitably be dashed.
August 20, 2012 1
You’ve got to admire the way Myer’s chief executive Bernie Brookes continues to talk the talk, despite an incredible testing retail environment.
May 29, 2012 8
It’s almost impossible to open the financial pages of a newspaper and not read about someone blaming someone else for their own mistakes.
May 25, 2012 12
Business leaders keep whingeing about the government, but their problems lie far closer to home, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
March 8, 2012 2
It is obvious from his weekend comments that Gerry Harvey doesn't "get it". Non-food retailers have to ensure that as online penetration grows they at least grow with it rather than being cannibalised by it.
September 8, 2011 2
Myer boss Bernie Brookes says he is confronted with the challenge facing his business every night when he arrives home to find that his son has bought from an online store, "something which he should have bought from Myer".
April 13, 2011 1
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission's commendable move yesterday to tackle glossy retail prospectuses (prospecti?) inspired Crikey to examine some of the more egregious examples of fluff and bubble when corporates raid the wallets of middle Australia.
January 10, 2011 6
The recent $200,000 PR blitz by retailers has fallen as flat as their pre-Christmas sales.
November 8, 2010
While we often focus on executive excess and the all-too common scenario of shareholders not getting value for money from their well-paid CEOs, today, we list Australia’s five best-value chief executives.
March 18, 2010 2
The most surprising aspect of last year’s float of Myer was not that its performance has been horrid, but rather, than anyone thought buying a department store business from a private equity firm would be a good idea.
November 3, 2009
Myer's Bernie Brookes has a hard day ahead, University of Sydney splashes its cash about, is The Spearman Experiment about to be axed? And trouble on the high seas abord the HMAS Stuart.
September 11, 2009
This is a continuing and dreadful indictment of the former leadership of Myer and its parent company Coles Myer, writes Rob Lake.
September 10, 2009
For potential investors in Myer's float tomorrow one question remains: will private equity firm TPG retains shares? They will look for a show of faith to overcome concerns about the chequered history of such deals, says Elizabeth Knight.
June 10, 2009
Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes tells Business Spectator that he rejects the federal government's changes to workplace law.