Department stores aren’t dying, says DJ’s owner

Original article by Sue Mitchell
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 23 : 24-Aug-18

David Jones’s operating profit fell by 49.6 per cent to $64 million in the year to June 2018, as advised by parent company Woolworths Holdings. This compared to an operating profit of $127 million for the previous corresponding period. Department store earnings were down 58 per cent to $5 million. Sales for the second half of the reporting period increased by 2.2 per cent, while sales for the first seven weeks of 2018-19 have risen by 3.7 per cent.

CORPORATES
DAVID JONES LIMITED, WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED, COUNTRY ROAD LIMITED, ZARA, HENNES OCH MAURITZ AB, LOUIS VUITTON, CHANEL INCORPORATED, WALT DISNEY COMPANY

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