Topic archives: Myer

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 13, 2017

LGBTI media award cancelled ... Australian Christian Lobby loses legal battle .... Myer turns Scrooge? ....

Business bites: RBA’s new blood … Dick Smith’s a dud … miner’s name is mud …

December 9, 2015

Allan Moss has been appointed to the RBA board, and Glenn Dyer has some questions for him about Dick Smith.

A spirited defence of the sport of kings (or: animal rights nuts, sod off)

November 9, 2015 6

Thank goodness someone has been brave enough to defend the Emirates Melbourne Cup, that proletariat working-man's festival brought to you by Myer and Tom Waterhouse. Crikey's resident bigwig, Sir Herbert Stunkram thanks Guy Rundle for his contribution to the cause.

Mayne: revealing the top listed chairs who were rushed into the job

Mayne: revealing the top listed chairs who were rushed into the job

March 31, 2015 1

The Australian Shareholders' Association recommends someone be on a board for three to four years before nailing the top spot, but here are some chairs who got their feet under the desk quick smart.

Business bites: Myer’s blues … dollar moves … dot plot news …

Business bites: Myer’s blues … dollar moves … dot plot news …

March 19, 2015

Everyone rejoice! It looks like the Fed is not about to raise interest rates. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: GDP blues … Myer set to lose … car sales huge …

March 5, 2015

Australia's GDP looks set to slow. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: RBA takes a stand … Morrison re-brands … payments Snowball out of hand …

Business bites: RBA takes a stand … Morrison re-brands … payments Snowball out of hand …

March 4, 2015

Newly minted Social Services Minister Scott Morrison left Immigration a total mess. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Brookes steps down … Ten in struggle town … how Myer can turn it round …

Business bites: Brookes steps down … Ten in struggle town … how Myer can turn it round …

March 3, 2015 1

After nine years of service, Myer's CEO is finally stepping down. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

March 2, 2015 1

China's economy continues the slow march. And other business tidbits of the day.

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.

Meet the highly paid business matchmakers accountable to no one

Meet the highly paid business matchmakers accountable to no one

June 27, 2014 3

Myer hired a highly paid executive on the recommendation of a recruitment firm, then quickly fired him when his CV turned out not to be all it had seemed. What do recruiters do, anyway?

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.

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?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 6, 2013

Myer MIA in racing fashion furore ... parli figure refused pub service? ... Abbott govt staffing woes ...

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.

Retail woes? Myer could learn a lot from Kmart

Retail woes? Myer could learn a lot from Kmart

September 13, 2013 4

Myer is moaning about the tough times in retail, but Kmart has managed to do well in tough times. Take note, Bernie Brookes -- the comparison is stark.

The secret history of levies: the AFR on Bernie Brookes

May 3, 2013 5

Levies have played a significant role in the Australian economy in recent years, and the Financial Review's reflexive support for Bernie Brookes does its readers no favours.