Noni B ripe for a takeover

Women’s fashion retailer flags possible takeover of the company as losses mount.

Noni B poised to announce future plans

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Troubled retailer enters trading halt pending announcement.

More suitors opt for unsolicited bids, snub boards

About half of the 22 takeovers valued over $1 billion announced in the first six months of 2014 were without approval from the target.

Noni B plunges to steep FY loss

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Troubled fashion retailer says no certainty a sale will come out of strategic review, posts statutory loss slightly wider than flagged in July.

Hardware is the weak spot in Woolworths' solid showing

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Momentum is starting to flow through Woolworths' food and liquor operations, but the poor performances of Big W and Masters are blemishes on chief executive Grant O'Brien's otherwise impressive record.

Harvey Norman FY profit jumps

Retailer issues upbeat outlook on continued strength of Australian housing market.

Woolworths posts $2.45bn FY profit

Supermarket giant flags profit growth of between 4 and 7 per cent in fiscal 2015 despite challenging conditions.

Billabong narrows FY loss

Surfwear group says its turnaround strategy is gaining traction, revenue edges up.

Westfield Corp confirms dividend guidance

Shopping centre giant reports slight revenue lift in first results since restructure.

More hard yakka ahead for PacBrands

PacBrand’s annual result reveals the good and bad to John Pollaers’ growth strategy, and undeniable rationale to selling off workwear brands. Presumably there will be more portfolio changes ahead.

Shedding workwear makes sense for Pacific Brands

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Pacific Brands only bought Hard Yakka seven years ago, but now it needs to focus on Bonds.

Specialty Fashion off 14% as FY profit slips

Retailer says it will invest in and rejuvenate its brands, FY revenue jumps.

PacBrands in the red, sells workwear

Clothing maker to sell workwear business to Wesfarmers for $180m, appoints CEO.

ACCC 'must put Woolies on short leash'

Backlash against supermarket chain's market power spreads to its liquor operations.

DataRoom AM: PacBrands' big plans

Speculation is swirling that Pacific Brands may be looking to offload its prized brands, while juice company nudie foods is up for sale.

PacBrands mulls big asset auctions

Major clothing brands could face chop at end of strategic review: report.

Media laws need urgent change: Corbett

Fairfax Media Chairman warns archaic laws will lead to 'significant casualties.'

Kathmandu CEO Halkett resigns

Chief executive of 8 years set to depart retailer in November, hunt for new CEO begins.

Kathmandu to rebuild in Christchurch

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Recreation retailer plans $18.6 million new head office in Christchurch CBD.

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