Once a statement of corporate conformity, now a mark of sartorial individuality.
Sue Mitchell David Jones chairman Gordon Cairns says South African retailer Woolworths should be assessing Solomon Lew's next move - which may include an offer for Myer - rather than waiting to see whether he accepts a $213 million offer for Country Road.
Sue Mitchell 4:08pm Nadia Shouraboura’s mathematician parents were disappointed she pursued a career in retail rather than academia, but the former Amazon executive may hold the keys to success for bricks and mortar retailers in a digital age.
Sue Mitchell 2:57pm David Jones chairman Gordon Cairns has revealed that South African retailer Woolworths would have “walked away” from a $2.2 billion takeover proposal for Australia’s oldest department store, but says he never had serious doubts the deal would not happen.
Michael Bleby 9:01am Agricultural giant Charoen Pokphand Foods, Thailand’s fifth-largest company by revenue, has partnered with a husband-and-wife team owning just two Melbourne noodle bars to roll out a chain of quick-service Thai restaurants that it plans to expand into a chain of 100 nationally within five years.
ELI GREENBLAT 1:09pm Metcash supermarkets boss warns that aggressive push by Coles and Woolworths into financial services could negatively impact competition in the retail sector
Sue Mitchell Independent experts have declared that South African retailer Woolworths is paying a premium to take full control of Country Road, but it may not be enough to convince Solomon Lew to sell his 11.8 per cent stake.
Sue Mitchell An independent expert has confirmed that South African retailer Woolworths is paying a premium to take full control of Country Road and buy out Solomon Lew, who threatened to block its $2.2 billion acquisition of David Jones.
JARED LYNCH Brett Blundy, whose portfolio of brands includes Bras N Things, is expanding his beef operations.
ELI GREENBLAT Shoppers can expect a hungrier, leaner and smarter David Jones under Woolworths' ownership.
MICHAEL KOZIOL Woolworths stores hit by glitch causing items to scan for free.
Sue Mitchell The Federal Court has approved South African retail giant Woolworths’ $2.2 billion takeover of David Jones, but not before a dramatic last-minute intervention from the Australian and Securities and Investments Commission.
Jessica Gardner and Sarah Thompson Controversial bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has been appointed chief executive officer of the Australian operations of British wagering giant William Hill, giving him control of Sportingbet and Centrebet, as well as his eponymous online betting shop.
Sue Mitchell Discount grocer Aldi may soon be facing competition from cut-price European rivals.
Nicole Lindsay Population growth is driving continued retail development across Melbourne and Geelong with around 250,000 square metres of space expected to be completed in the next two years.
ELIZABETH KNIGHT Billionaire rag trader Solomon Lew is agonisingly close to being swamped with more than $400 million in cash.
Sue Mitchell After almost 20 years being a thorn in the side of South African retailer Woolworths, rag trader Solomon Lew may have finally done his arch- enemy a favour.
Sue Mitchell David Jones is a step closer to being a foreign-owned company, with its shareholders overwhelmingly approving South African retailer Woolworths’ $2.2 billion takeover.
Sue Mitchell DJs expecting overwhelming support from minority shareholders on South African Woolworths' $2.2 billion offer, but will not know until a court hearing later this week whether the takeover will proceed.
Sue Mitchell Department store chain Myer has moved fast to fill a gap in its management ranks after sacking Andrew Flanagan after just one day in the job.
Sue Mitchell Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron has virtually ruled out a second attempt to regain control of her discount retail empire, saying “I failed and have paid the price for that failure”.
ELIZABETH KNIGHT Time's up for Solomon Lew if he wants to throw a precisely placed grenade at Woolworths of South Africa's $2.2 billion takeover of David Jones.
Sue Mitchell The Reject Shop's incoming chief executive, Ross Sudano, is expected to review the discount retailer's aggressive expansion plans, product range and digital offer when he takes the helm in September.
Sue Mitchell Discount variety retailer The Reject Shop has appointed a former beer and grocery industry executive, Ross Sudano, as chief executive.
ERIC JOHNSTON David Jones reaches to its small shareholders, seeking support for the acquisition by Woolworths.
Sue Mitchell While the Australian Securities and Investments Commission believes it is protecting the interests of David Jones shareholders by intervening in Woolworths' $2.2 billion takeover, investors believe otherwise.
Sue Mitchell ASIC is looking at several other options to protect the interests of David Jones shareholders.
Australian retail spending fell 0.5 per cent in May, official figures show.
ELIZABETH KNIGHT Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder has two problem children in Target and the Coles liquor division.
Sue Mitchell The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has sensationally intervened in Woolworths $2.2 billion takeover of David Jones and $213 million mop up offer for Country Road, demanding an independent experts valuation of the “collateral benefit” that it believes it will flow to rag-trader Solomon Lew.
Simon Evans Legal firm Maurice Blackburn lodged documents in the Federal Court on Wednesday to begin a class-action lawsuit against Treasury Wine Estates. The legal action is on behalf of more than 600 shareholders over what the firm claims was a late disclosure of heavy writedowns relating to its United States business in 2013.