Surprised by the demise of David Lawrence & Marcs? Really?

The recent announcement that the M.Webster Holdings businesses have been placed into voluntary administration and are looking for a buyer or bailout has received mixed responses. But has this outcome really surprised people who know retail? This isn’t the first nor will it be the last Australian fashion brand who succumbs to the pressures of contemporary retail so it shouldn’t come as a surprise at all. Every commercial outcome has to do with performance within a competitive context. While t

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