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.
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.
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.
July retail sales data shows department stores and clothing still doing it tough.
Ignore the doomsters: Australia retail is doing OK -- it's just changing, and not in a way the Gerry Harveys of the world like.
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.
The cliché of the two-speed economy goes strangely missing when commentators start talking about retail - but not everything in retail is going badly.