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Department stores

Department stores Archives

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...

Kmart to review toy safety procedures after regulatory probe

Kmart will change the way it age grades its home brand toys in New Zealand after a Commerce Commission investigation fou...

Wesfarmers results jump as Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks boom

Wesfarmers has joined in the parade of businesses reaping the rewards of a strong year of trade, despite ongoing movemen...

Wesfarmers: ‘When stores cannot trade, revenue declines’

Despite significant online sales growth and an overall increase in revenue, the retail conglomerate reported the impact ...

“Not surprised”: Experts react to Amazon’s reported department store plan

What would an Amazon department store look like, and would it succeed?

Amazon to test department stores in offline expansion

Department stores' share of the US retail market is at a record low, but Amazon sees an opportunity.

How Kim Kardashian’s Skims is taking on physical retail

Here's why the hugely popular shapewear brand, Skims, is ramping up its bricks-and-mortar presence around the world.

Selfridges: Why the best department store in the world is up for sale

Why would the owners of Selfridges, generally considered to be the world’s best department store, decide to sell the bus...

Selfridges owners to offer chain in £4 billion auction

The Weston family said it was open to the idea last month after 80-year-old W Galen Weston, who purchased the chain in 2...

Here’s how Best & Less plans to stand out in the crowded discount sector

CEO Rodney Orrock explains how the company's reputation for quality clothing at affordable prices and strong focus on th...

David Jones’ strong second half buoys difficult year

Sales in department store David Jones jumped during the last year despite the continuation of the Covid-19 crisis and in...

‘It makes us really scared’: Retail workers reveal customer abuse

Four frontline workers share their experiences dealing with aggressive and abusive customers at supermarkets and departm...

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.