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Jared Dickson

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Dick Smith, Burger King, David Jones: Is it third time lucky for Anchorage?

The private equity firm has a track record of acquiring businesses that are already well on their way to turnaround, and...

Opinion: Why 2023 could be a solid year for retail

There are plenty of reasons to be sceptical about the sector in the year ahead, but the sector is better prepared for in...

What the cost-of-living crunch means for Black Friday

There is little doubt the events will underpin Christmas trading again this year but results may not be as robust as in ...

Why Premier Retail is well-positioned for further acquisition opportunities

The company's announcement of a special dividend and proposal of a $50 million share buyback is good management no doubt...

Opinion: Why the time is right for the ARA and NRA to revisit a merger

The ongoing failure of industry organisations to align and merge has left the sector without a strong voice at one of th...

Opinion: What if Coles had acquired Dan Murphy’s instead of Woolies?

Business is full of ‘what ifs’. But after more than two decades, does Coles Group still rue a missed liquid-gold deal?

Analysis: EOFY won’t end the tough times for many

Growth in sales revenue won’t be enough to offset the ongoing rise in the cost of doing business for some retailers – e...
Photo of David Jones signage

David Jones’ owner said it’s not selling. Could it be looking to buy?

There's another possible reason why the South African-owned company's CEO has been meeting with banks...
New appointments at Myer, Adidas, Levi and Domino's

Opinion: What’s behind Lew’s move for Myer shares?

Solomon Lew’s latest purchase of Myer shares is another twist in an entire business career entwined with the iconic depa...

Wesfarmers’ API takeover: Growth drug or poison pill?

With Woolworths withdrawing its offer, Wesfarmers is in position to claim the pharmaceutical business, but it faces hurd...

Peak season sales are off to a good start. But don’t relax just yet

Early indications are positive with retail associations expecting Black Friday to generate more than $5 billion in sales...

Opinion: Consumers’ screen times gives shopping centres a headache

Sure, the pandemic accelerated the move towards online shopping, but it was under way before Covid-19 and the behaviour ...

Failures and floats: The Covid-19 reshuffle looms

As government support begins to dry up, expect a period of upheaval, as a flurry of merger-and-acquisition activity, clo...

Opinion: Here are the pros and cons of Wesfarmers’ API bid

Wesfarmers’ left-field bid for Australian Pharmaceutical Industries is a somewhat risky investment move for the Perth-ba...

Analysis: Decision time looms at DJs and Myer boardrooms

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

Analysis: Keeping up the Covid cashflow

Major supermarket chains are trying to maintain last year’s sales momentum by launching new initiatives this year. But i...

Analysis: Why Premier Investments is bullish about the future

The group posted a 7.2 per cent increase in sales and an 88.9 per cent boost to net earnings for the six months to Decem...

Chemist Warehouse toys with IPO

The pharmacy giant's path to a public listing isn't exactly straightforward.

Analysis: Watch out, Metcash is bouncing back

In recent years, the retail giant has struggled for growth, but last year, it made a comeback.

Ready, set, IPO: Why retailers are going public in 2021

After delaying public floats last year due to market volatility, these major retailers are revisiting their IPO plans.