Woolworths' 2016 financial result was already going to be a horror one.

Woolworths' day of reckoning

Behind the write-downs, job losses and store closures at Woolworths, a bigger transformation is at play to reset the juggernaut for 2017.

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Accounting for Dick Smith failures

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Metcash is understood to have bid about $250 million for HTH.

ACCC clears Metcash Home Timber bid

The regulator's green light sets the scene for a marriage between the Mitre 10 and Home Timber networks and the rise of a powerful new No.2 force in Australian hardware.

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Barbie makes a comeback

Sales in the world's most famous doll jump by almost a quarter in the past quarter as Barbie comes in different shapes and skin tones.

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Margaret Zhang to produce coffee table book

She's a digital influencer with more than 780,000 followers on Instagram and it is a shopping centre with a dowdy past that is looking to turn the very idea of retail destinations on its head.

Analysts says Woolworths' turnaround under CEO Brad Banducci will take longer and cost more than expected.

Shorts circle as Woolworths considers its options

It's gone from market darling to one of biggest shorts in Asia in dollar terms. As Woolworths readies to release its annual results and a strategic review, some suggest the country's biggest retailer will launch a surprise capital raising too.

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