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Pacific Brands review may drive more divestment

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a b...

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Petah Marian | 7 Nov 2011

Launa Inman, managing director of Australian general merchandise retailer Target, spoke to just-style about how the Australian consumer is changing, the company's scramble to get online and how she has been working to turn the business around over the past seven years.

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Katie Smith | 1 Dec 2014

Australian retailer Pacific Brands has completed its divestments of the Brand Collective and Workwear businesses.


Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 2014

Australia's competition regulator has given the green light to Wesfarmers' takeover of Pacific Brands workwear division.


Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 2014

Pacific Brands has moved to a net loss in its full-year and announced the divestment of its workwear business in a deal worth AUD180m.


Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 2013

The decision by Australian retailers Kmart and Target Corp to reveal the location of their supplier factories in Bangladesh has been described by Oxfam as a ''watershed moment'' for the country's retailers.


Petah Marian | 15 Aug 2013

Australian general merchandise retailer Target has had what its owners described as a "disappointing" year, as earnings plunged.


Petah Marian | 8 Apr 2013

Stuart Machin has been named as managing director of Australian retailer Target.


Petah Marian | 7 Oct 2011

Australian general merchandise retailer Target has has named Dene Rogers as its new managing director. He will take up the role from 2 November.


Petah Marian | 19 Sep 2011

Australian retailer Target has announced that its managing director, Launa Inman, plans to step down from the role.


Petah Marian | 19 Sep 2011

Australian retailer Target has announced that its managing director, Launa Inman, plans to step down from the role.


just-style.com | 21 Oct 2010

Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers today (21 October) said it was "generally pleased" after posting a 4.3% rise in first-quarter sales, helped by strong growth at its Kmart discount chain.


just-style.com | 20 Aug 2009

Higher sales at its Target fashion and homewares stores have helped Wesfarmers to a 44% jump in full-year profits.


just-style.com | 12 Aug 2009

Retailers Target Australia and Kmart Australia are seeking to streamline their global sourcing of private label merchandise by acquiring the CBX system offered by Core Solutions.


just-style.com | 22 Sep 2008

Wesfarmers Limited has hired the former head of McDonald’s operations in China and Australia to lead the turnaround of Kmart, the general merchandise chain it acquired last year as part of its AUD19.8bn (US$16.7bn) takeover of Australian retail group Coles.


just-style.com | 30 Apr 2008

Premier Investments, the firm trying to take over Australian retailer Just Group for A$900m (US$832.7m), has been forced to file a supplementary bidder's statement to clarify statements made by its chairman on the current state of the country's retail climate.


just-style.com | 31 Mar 2008

Protective apparel company Lakeland Industries has signed a distribution agreement with Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety (WIS) in Australia.


just-style.com | 18 Oct 2007

Archie Norman, the British retail executive who led the transformation of the Asda supermarket chain, is to have a key advisory role in Wesfarmers’s proposed AUD$22bn (US$17.7bn) acquisition of Australian retail group Coles.


just-style.com | 18 Oct 2007

Archie Norman, the British retail executive who led the transformation of the Asda supermarket chain, is to have a key advisory role in Wesfarmers’s proposed AUD$22bn (US$17.7bn) acquisition of Australian retail group Coles.


just-style.com | 26 Sep 2007

Australia's biggest department store chain Myer Pty Limited has posted a nine-fold increase in second-half operating profits following an ambitious cost-cutting programme and efforts to sell more profitable clothing brands in its 60-store chain.


just-style.com | 26 Sep 2007

Australia's biggest department store chain Myer Pty Limited has posted a nine-fold increase in second-half operating profits following an ambitious cost-cutting programme and efforts to sell more profitable clothing brands in its 60-store chain.


just-style.com | 5 Sep 2007

Wesfarmers has improved its takeover bid for Australian retail group Coles after the value of the original deal was undercut by Wesfarmers’ falling share price.


just-style.com | 5 Sep 2007

Wesfarmers has improved its takeover bid for Australian retail group Coles after the value of the original deal was undercut by Wesfarmers’ falling share price.


just-style.com | 20 Aug 2007

Australian industrials company Wesfarmers has outlined plans for the Coles Group, which it bought last month, including a AUD5bn ($4.0bn) investment in the supermarket giant over the next five years.


just-style.com | 20 Aug 2007

Australian industrials company Wesfarmers has outlined plans for the Coles Group, which it bought last month, including a AUD5bn ($4.0bn) investment in the supermarket giant over the next five years.


just-style.com | 2 Jul 2007

Wesfarmers has reached an agreement with the board of Australian retail group Coles for a recommended cash and share takeover offer totalling around AUD$22bn (US$17.7bn) - a deal that will create the country's largest retailer.


just-style.com | 19 Jun 2007

Coles Group Ltd, Australia's second-largest retailer, has set a deadline of 30 June for binding takeover bids.


just-style.com | 19 Jun 2007

Coles Group Ltd, Australia's second-largest retailer, has set a deadline of 30 June for binding takeover bids.


just-style.com | 17 May 2007

Coles Group, Australia’s second biggest retailer, has reported a marginal uptick in third quarter sales as it counts down to the deadline for final bids for its business next month.


just-style.com | 27 Apr 2007

Tesco, the UK's largest retailer, has been linked to a possible tie-up with Australian retailer Woolworths to buy Coles Group.

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