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Department stores

Exclusive insights from Kmart Group’s head of store design

Exclusive insights from Kmart Group’s head of store design

As the head of store design at Kmart Group, Mark Staton is responsible for implementing physical and digital innovations across hundreds of Kmart and Target stores in Australia.  Ahead of his upcoming ...
Fortnum & Mason exec discusses APAC expansion and digital plans
Analysis: Why Harvey Nichols’ new NFT retail space is “a wildly clever idea”
Harvey Nichols Hong Kong launches world-first NFT retail space
David Jones’ owner said it’s not selling. Could it be looking to buy?

Department stores Archives

David Jones struggles through a tough first half

With restrictions easing post-Omicron outbreaks in the country, the brands are optimistic that foot traffic in stores wi...

Wesfarmers warns of more Covid disruption after first-half profit dives

The company says global supply chain disruptions will lead to additional costs of products as well as impact availabilit...

Revealed: Costco Australia’s expansion plans for New Zealand

With three new stores planned to open in Australia as well as its first in New Zealand later this year, Costco is workin...

Central Group leads Selfridges buyout in US$5 billion deal

Luxury British store chain Selfridges is being sold to a Thai retailer and an Austrian property company in a deal that a...

The lowdown on Central Group – reported new owner of Selfridges

Speculation is swirling around the reported sale of iconic British department store Selfridges to Thai conglomerate Cent...

‘That’s Target’: Inside the Aussie retailer’s recent brand relaunch

In an exclusive interview with Inside Retail, Target Australia managing director Richard Pearson discusses how the retai...

David Jones reaches profitability for the first time in years

$70 million in JobKeeper and other government wage subsidies played a major part in the business' profitability.

Why major US retailers are backing Black-owned brands

Major US retailers like Nordstrom and Target have committed to stocking more diverse brands as part of their broader eff...

Exclusive: Welcome to Myer’s new Virtual Store

The Virtual Store concept allows shoppers to experience products from Myer's online marketplace in real life and gives t...

Foodstuffs, The Warehouse join Super Saturday Vaxathon

Tomorrow marks the start of a week-long effort led by the health ministry to deliver 500,000 vaccinations into the arms ...

David Jones is the latest department store to embrace resale. Here’s why

Nordstrom, Selfridges, Madewell and Adidas are doing it, and now David Jones is too.

The Warehouse Group delivers record result despite Covid setbacks

“FY21 has given us further confidence that our customer-led strategy is the right one,” said chief executive Nick Grayst...

Watch out, Amazon: JD.com’s new store is a peek into the future of retail

The five-storey mall in China will be full of cutting-edge technology, including holographic projections, VR equipment, ...

How Myer plans to reach $1 billion in online sales

The department store's online sales have more than doubled to over $500 million since 2018, and CEO John King believes t...

Exclusive: Target Australia MD talks turnaround ahead of brand relaunch

Richard Pearson is just the latest person to attempt a turnaround at the perpetually underperforming retailer. Here's wh...