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.
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.
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?
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.
Crikey September 3, 2012 2 Comments
July retail sales data shows department stores and clothing still doing it tough.
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.
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.
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.