Get your pumpkins in a row…

Halloween is a favourite holiday with both small and big children alike, celebrated with costumes, pumpkins, scary stories and of course candy. Yet it comes and goes in a flash compared to the other grander seasonal holidays. Retailers face the challenge of...

Shoe Heaven

Two weeks ago, David Jones opened the gates to its ‘Shoe Heaven’, part of its $200 million-dollar redevelopment of it’s flagship Elizabeth Street store. Inside retail quotes David Jones chief executive David Thomas said “Level seven will be home to 85 of the...

Meet the team: Jade Hindle

Jade is a Senior Consultant at Numensa, specialising in Merchandise Planning. Apart from being is a self-confessed excel nerd, we ask her a few questions to find out more…   How did you get into Merchandise Planning?  I’ve been a fan of clothes and shopping...

Have department stores had their day?

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sears, the high-profile American department store chain founded in 1892 with 506 stores, was prepared to file for bankruptcy due to continuing financial pressure. As reported on Inside Retail, Neil Saunders, of Global...