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David Jones back in black thanks to JobKeeper

David Jones back in black thanks to JobKeeper

Department store giant David Jones has swung back into profit thanks to a $39 million fillip from JobKeeper subsidies and rent relief.

  • by Dominic Powell

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A2 Milk downgrades guidance as daigou-linked China sales sour

A2 Milk downgrades guidance as daigou-linked China sales sour

A2 Milk’s new boss is in for a challenge as one analyst questioned whether the milk and infant formula company had its ‘best days behind it’ after it booked a ‘disappointing’ first-half result.

  • by Dominic Powell
Don’t let the cat out of the bag
Opinion
Column 8

Don’t let the cat out of the bag

He’s earned a rest.

Woolworths boss rules out fewer stores as digital sales boom

Woolworths boss rules out fewer stores as digital sales boom

The boss of Woolworths has no plans to stop opening new supermarkets across the country despite expectations visits to the retailer’s websites will soon outstrip those to its physical stores.

  • by Dominic Powell
Accent Group holds on to JobKeeper despite spike in profits

Accent Group holds on to JobKeeper despite spike in profits

Footwear retailer says its will not hand back any of the near $50 million it has received in subsidies in order to protect staff from future lockdowns.

  • by Dominic Powell
Adore Beauty banks on ‘lipstick effect’ to keep customers coming back

Adore Beauty banks on ‘lipstick effect’ to keep customers coming back

Adore Beauty is confident the ‘lipstick effect’ of consumers spending more on luxury treats during times of hardship will continue to lift sales.

  • by Dominic Powell
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Mon Purse to be reborn after COVID travel ban causes collapse

Mon Purse to be reborn after COVID travel ban causes collapse

Handbag seller Mon Purse will be reborn as an online-only retailer by a bevy of new and old investors after an oversupply of travel bags led to the company’s demise.

  • by Dominic Powell
Checkout operators: are they still needed?
Opinion
Startups

Checkout operators: are they still needed?

When self-service checkouts first became a thing, I refused to use them.

  • by James Adonis
Auction stations: how lockdown gave online bidding a boost

Auction stations: how lockdown gave online bidding a boost

When stores and shopping centres were closed, consumers had to go somewhere. And many went online. To auctions.

  • by Amanda Hooton
‘Coke heartland’: Coca-Cola Amatil spruiks buzz from regional tourism boom

‘Coke heartland’: Coca-Cola Amatil spruiks buzz from regional tourism boom

Coca-Cola Amatil is hoping sales will be boosted by any spike in the number of Australians stopping off for a cold drink while on an interstate road trips.

  • by Dominic Powell
Wesfarmers boss pushes for stronger controls on lockdowns, hotel quarantine

Wesfarmers boss pushes for stronger controls on lockdowns, hotel quarantine

Wesfarmers CEO Rob Scott has warned shortfalls in managing the pandemic are causing “enormous” hardship for businesses and individuals.

  • by Dominic Powell