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What babysitters have to do with our failing retail sector

What babysitters have to do with our failing retail sector

Scott Morrison could learn a lot from a few parents looking for babysitters in America, and not just because his frontbenchers have a habit of spitting the dummy.

Why are Aussie retailers missing out on the global boom?

Why are Aussie retailers missing out on the global boom?

It's not looking good for the Australian retail sector as numbers slip back towards GFC levels of growth.

Stronger retail and building data sits economy back in sweet spot

Stronger retail and building data sits economy back in sweet spot

Today's retail sales and building figures show an economy picking up, just as the RBA has been trying to engineer, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Property footprint not fashionable for David Jones

Property footprint not fashionable for David Jones

David Jones CEO Paul Zahra yesterday underlined the squeeze that has been put on Australia’s department stores when he delivered the company’s results for the 2011-12 financial year.

Retailers’ GST import hopes will come to nothing

Retailers’ GST import hopes will come to nothing

No politician is going to back a GST change that would directly hit the household. The hopes of Myer boss Bernie Brookes and others will inevitably be dashed.

Retail data: an industry changing, not collapsing

Retail data: an industry changing, not collapsing

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

The threat of the internet to retail

The threat of the internet to retail

The focus on the woes of the retail sector misses the fact that it's going to get a lot worse for Australians retailers.