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Happy Feminist Christmas, brought to you by our corporate masters

Helen Razer March 8, 2016 8 Comments

Our foremothers who marched in 1907 would probably not be overwhelmed by the feminist progress of ANZ, David Jones and Unilever.

Sentiment and realism collide as DJs goes offshore

Sentiment and realism collide as DJs goes offshore

Paddy Manning July 14, 2014

And so DJs has been sold to the highest bidder -- a South African company. What does shareholder Solomon Lew do next?

Solomon Lew’s clever — and technically legal — play for DJs true to form

Solomon Lew’s clever — and technically legal — play for DJs true to form

Paddy Manning July 2, 2014 2 Comments

Solomon Lew is no stranger to the revenge business -- and he usually ends up getting what he wants.

Myer and DJs can see the future, and its name is H&M

Myer and DJs can see the future, and its name is H&M

Crikey May 7, 2014 4 Comments

Department stores are a relic of a lost age, and the explosion of online retail and the excitement around stores like H&M prove it. It's time to get with the times, writes business director and commentator John Addis.

DJ’s South African rabbit: takeover bid leaves Myer in the lurch

DJ’s South African rabbit: takeover bid leaves Myer in the lurch

Paddy Manning April 9, 2014 1 Comment

David Jones has pulled a massive rabbit from its hat: a $2.15 billion takeover offer from South African retail group Woolworths. If shareholders back the board, what now for ailing Myer?

There’s no other store like David Jones — certainly not Myer

There’s no other store like David Jones — certainly not Myer

Paddy Manning March 20, 2014

David Jones is outperforming Myer by a wide margin -- but the entire sector is feeling the pinch. Would a merger really help?

Behind the scenes at DJs, a management coup that wasn’t

Behind the scenes at DJs, a management coup that wasn’t

Paddy Manning March 14, 2014 2 Comments

Plenty is being said about David Jones chief Paul Zahra and the boardroom machinations that led to the resignations of several directors. Problem is, most of it is rubbish.

Why ASIC chases the tiddlers and lets the big fish go

Why ASIC chases the tiddlers and lets the big fish go

Crikey March 3, 2014 7 Comments

Being a corporate watchdog is only part of ASIC's remit. The other task is to raise money for the federal government -- as John Addis argues, these two demands are often at odds with each other.

Media bin day: how to hide a bad story in a 24-hour spin cycle

Media bin day: how to hide a bad story in a 24-hour spin cycle

Myriam Robin February 12, 2014 1 Comment

On a day with plenty of news, David Jones announced an ugly board shake-up. Does burying bad news still work? The country's top spinners had differing opinions speaking to Crikey.

Store wars: a new hope for merger between Myer and David Jones?

Store wars: a new hope for merger between Myer and David Jones?

Paddy Manning February 5, 2014 4 Comments

Would a Myer-David Jones merger rescue the ailing department store giants, or is their model too antiquated to be saved?