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James Strong, an influential business leader and consummate communicator, died yesterday aged 68.
Two Australian companies – Woolworths and Wesfarmers – are among the 250 biggest retailers in the world, a new report has found. But are they role models for the future of our other big retailers?
Stewart Downs, the CEO of toy retailer, Funtastic, had good news for shareholders at today’s AGM – his simplification strategy has delivered profits. But what are the risks of his approach?
At the helm of a $58 billion-a-year industrial conglomerate, Richard Goyder has narrowed a wide job description as managing director of Wesfarmers.
Four high-profile Australian CEOs are testing the waters in the brave new social world.
Forget the global executive. Of current ASX 100 chiefs, 70 were hired internally.
A new generation is leading our largest companies. But they won’t be there for long.
The national changing of the guard has begun as our ageing corporate leaders step aside after long leadership careers.
Food and liquor sales at the supermarket giant, Woolies, grew only 4% in the year, while its new home improvement business jumped 24.7% from a superfast rollout of 15 new stores.
Strong performances from Coles, Bunnings and Kmart have bumped up Wesfarmers’ net profit after tax for the year to $2.126 billion.
It doesn’t take much for activist groups to force expensive and sometimes uncomfortable EGMs on Australian listed companies.
Energy beats retailing on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the top 500 companies by gross revenue, released yesterday.
GetUp! members voted in January for its online advocacy group to hold corporations to account. The advocacy group is adding to the pressures on leaders from shareholders.
The carbon tax may only be two days old, but already business leaders are warning prices will start rising – and they better get used to it.
Companies demerge for many reasons. In the case of News, the newspaper business is underperforming and dragging down the stellar performer, the entertainment side. There are other reasons for demergers, but do shareholders win?
Richard Goyder convinced Wesfarmers to spend $22 billion purchasing Coles. People are taking him more seriously now, the footy-mad family man tells us.
Hardware retailer Bunnings says it will create 6000 Australian jobs in the next few years as it invests $1.5 billion on a raft of new stores.