Topic archives: David Jones

Happy Feminist Christmas, brought to you by our corporate masters

March 8, 2016 8

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

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

July 2, 2014 2

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

May 7, 2014 4

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

April 9, 2014 1

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

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

March 14, 2014 2

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

March 3, 2014 7

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

February 12, 2014 1

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?

February 5, 2014 4

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

Tidbits: from Deng ‘encounters’ to surfing in Bondi

Tidbits: from Deng ‘encounters’ to surfing in Bondi

November 25, 2013 2

Our Sydney reporter brings you a round-up of tidbits from around the world -- ranging from that story about Wendi Deng to some cultural treats from the streets of Sydney.

Grand Theft Retail: why traditional retailers will continue doing it tough

Grand Theft Retail: why traditional retailers will continue doing it tough

September 20, 2013 8

Changes in consumer spending are going to go on clobbering the traditional retail business model, regardless of what the Aussie dollar does.

GST lost to online imports isn’t the problem. This is …

GST lost to online imports isn’t the problem. This is …

August 20, 2013 11

Retailers' arguments that we should impose the GST on online imported purchases ignore the point that other, more obvious GST fixes will yield far more money. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

Who’s cashing in online: the top 20 Australian retailers

March 28, 2013 2

Scrappy upstart Kogan is among Australia's top 20 online retailers, up against retailing powerhouses like Myer, David Jones, Big W and JB Hi-Fi.

The Power Index: biz directors, Peter Mason at #10

The Power Index: biz directors, Peter Mason at #10

November 27, 2012 2

Peter Mason has the superannuation accounts of thousands in his hands. He's become a kingpin of the financial services industry since the merger of AMP and AXA last year. But Mason, outspoken on issues like Asian experience, faces big challenges on the board of David Jones.

Property footprint not fashionable for David Jones

Property footprint not fashionable for David Jones

September 20, 2012 5

David Jones CEO Paul Zahra yesterday underlined the squeeze that has been put on Australia’s department stores when he delivered the company’s results for the 2011-12 financial year.

Anatomy of a farce: rights and the wrongs of a DJ dalliance

July 3, 2012 5

The withdrawal of a $1.65 billion takeover bid for national retailer, David Jones, has bought to a close one of the most bizarre chapters in the company’s 174-year history.

Look no further than Apple to explain the retail woes here

April 30, 2012 7

Apple is often ignored by retailers and analysts looking to explain the current malaise hitting the electronics retailing sector in Australia.

Welcome, the flea market system

Welcome, the flea market system

March 23, 2012 8

Crikey readers have their say.

DJs is making big changes: is this Paul Zahra’s last chance?

March 22, 2012 4

David Jones announced a dramatic transformation of the beleaguered retail chain, putting a lot of pressure on its chief executive, Paul Zahra.