AUSTRALIA: David Jones Spells Ends For Aherns
February 2002 has been set as the deadline for the disappearance of the Western Australian family retail name, Aherns. The company, which was taken over by David Jones in the latter half of 2000, will be re-badged with the David Jones name. David Jones chief executive, Peter Wilkinson said the company's $A100m refurbishment of the flagship retailer in Perth's central business district has been delayed. Completion of the refurbishment cannot be finished before the re-badging, Wilkinson said. But, he said the company had no control over the completion date.
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