Topic archives: Bernie Brookes

Business bites: Brookes steps down … Ten in struggle town … how Myer can turn it round …

Business bites: Brookes steps down … Ten in struggle town … how Myer can turn it round …

March 3, 2015 1

After nine years of service, Myer's CEO is finally stepping down. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

March 2, 2015 1

China's economy continues the slow march. And other business tidbits of the day.

Myer is My Disaster: can anyone save the ailing retail giant?

Myer is My Disaster: can anyone save the ailing retail giant?

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.

Retail woes? Myer could learn a lot from Kmart

Retail woes? Myer could learn a lot from Kmart

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.

The secret history of levies: the AFR on Bernie Brookes

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.

Retailers’ GST import hopes will come to nothing

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.

Myer, Bernie Brooks and the online waiting game

Myer, Bernie Brooks and the online waiting game

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.

Prophets and losses: it’s always someone else’s fault

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.

Another day, another business lament: it’s all Gillard’s fault

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.

Bartholomeusz: Gerry Harvey’s missing data link

Bartholomeusz: Gerry Harvey’s missing data link

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.

Bernie Brookes makes his stand

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".

Hey ASIC, try these fluff-filled prospectuses

Hey ASIC, try these fluff-filled prospectuses

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.

The idiocy that is the retail billionaire tax champions

January 10, 2011 6

The recent $200,000 PR blitz by retailers has fallen as flat as their pre-Christmas sales.

Top-value CEOs — here’s five of the very best

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.

Myer over-priced as shareholders find out the hard way

Myer over-priced as shareholders find out the hard way

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.

Tips and rumours: Why Bernie Brookes will be sweating at today’s Melbourne Cup

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.

Myer float damns former management

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.

Myer takes new product to market: itself

Myer takes new product to market: itself

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.

Bernie Brookes: Myer still firing

June 10, 2009

Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes tells Business Spectator that he rejects the federal government's changes to workplace law.