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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.

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.

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?

Online apocalypse overstated: Myer’s doing just fine

Glenn Dyer March 15, 2013

The department store is embracing new business models, trialling new things and using the internet to its advantage. It seems to be working -- profits and sales are up. Go figure.

Retail turns down again, led by the usual suspects

Crikey September 3, 2012 2 Comments

July retail sales data shows department stores and clothing still doing it tough.

Retail data: an industry changing, not collapsing

Retail data: an industry changing, not collapsing

Bernard Keane January 9, 2012 1 Comment

Ignore the doomsters: Australia retail is doing OK -- it's just changing, and not in a way the Gerry Harveys of the world like.

Retail 2: why it’s not as bad as we’re told

Bernard Keane August 18, 2011 3 Comments

It's not just foreign competition and the strong dollar -- other factors are important in retail, and explain why some retailers are succeeding when others aren't.

Retail sales — there’s more than two speeds to this slice of the economy

Retail sales — there’s more than two speeds to this slice of the economy

Glenn Dyer August 17, 2011 6 Comments

The cliché of the two-speed economy goes strangely missing when commentators start talking about retail - but not everything in retail is going badly.