Topic archives: department stores

Myer is My Disaster: can anyone save the ailing retail giant?

Myer is My Disaster: can anyone save the ailing retail giant?

October 8, 2014 6

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

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.

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?

Online apocalypse overstated: Myer’s doing just fine

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

September 3, 2012 2

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

January 9, 2012 1

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

August 18, 2011 3

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

August 17, 2011 6

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