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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 …

Crikey March 3, 2015 1 Comment

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 …

Crikey March 2, 2015 1 Comment

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?

Crikey October 8, 2014 6 Comments

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

Glenn Dyer September 13, 2013 4 Comments

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

Crikey May 3, 2013 5 Comments

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

James Thomson September 14, 2012 114 Comments

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

James Thomson August 20, 2012 1 Comment

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

Adam Schwab May 29, 2012 8 Comments

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

Crikey May 25, 2012 12 Comments

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

Stephen Bartholomeusz March 8, 2012 2 Comments

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.