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Department stores

Department stores Archives

In Paris without tourists, LVMH unveils Samaritaine store revamp

LVMH, behind fashion and accessories labels like Louis Vuitton, makes 8% of its 45 billion euros sales in France alone.

Analysis: Decision time looms at DJs and Myer boardrooms

Would a merger of the two department stores be enough to save them?

Aussie online retailer Canningvale resurrects Robinsons Singapore online

Australian online retailer Canningvale has just acquired an iconic Singaporean department store. Here's why.
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Costco staffing up for NZ launch next year

Costco is putting the finishing touches on its Auckland-based warehouse ahead of its local launch next year.

Five key takeaways from Wesfarmers’ strategy day

Here's what the leaders of Bunnings, Officeworks and Kmart Group had to say about where their businesses are headed.

Best & Less to go public as Australia’s crowded discount sector heats up

The discount department store chain is looking to raise A$72.3 million in an IPO following strong sales growth in 2020.

Would you get married in a department store? Selfridges says ‘I do’

The UK retailer has acquired a licence to host weddings in its London store. But is it a smart move, or just a gimmick?

Is JCPenney’s digital transformation enough to turn the business around?

US department store chain JC Penney recently underwent a digital transformation to help the company shift gears from mer...

Up to 100 new stores: Harris Scarfe CEO reveals bold vision

From designer fashion to digital investment, here's how the once-struggling department store plans to grow.

How Saks Fifth Avenue put personalisation at the core of its strategy

Integrating its personalised in-store service into its online offering during the pandemic last year solidified Saks Fif...

Retail appointments of the week

Former FCA chair Bruce Billson takes on new role; Macy’s announces management shakeup; Estée Lauder appoints senior vice...

David Jones to close Wellington store, launch online in 2022

David Jones' Australasian operations are undergoing a review by parent company Woolworths Holdings.

Here’s why Boohoo and Asos are acquiring collapsed retail brands

Last week’s news that Boohoo acquired failed department store retailer Debenhams for £55 million was quickly followed by...

Kmart’s next turnaround? Digital

Analysts see the retailer’s recent partnership with Catch as a much-needed boost to its digital capabilities.

It’s all over for Debenhams as liquidators appointed

British department store retailer Debenhams is to be liquidated after failing to find a buyer, administrators FRP Adviso...