Woolworths May Sell Two David Jones Stores in Revamp Efforts
Woolworths Holdings Ltd., the South African food and clothing retailer which bought David Jones last year, may sell two of the Australian retailer’s sites as it looks to revamp other stores in central business districts.
With consumers expected to buy less this holiday season, categories poised to outperform the industry include off-price and personal care. But brands can still appeal to shoppers by conveying a sense of value, whether through discounts or a point of differentiation.
More than a handful of brands confirmed reports of chronic late payments that sparked some vendors to halt shipments to the US department store. Owner Hudson’s Bay Company said it raised $340 million to help fund its retail operations.