The 20 most read articles on SmartCompany this year

Masters store

From international retailers expanding down under, to local hardware chains falling on tough times, developments in the local retail industry have captured the attention of SmartCompany readers this year.

Articles about fast food chain Jollibee and discount retailer Costco made it into the top 20 most read SmartCompany articles this year, while the closing down sale at Woolworths’ owned hardware chain Masters attracted readers’ interest in the second half of the year.

And as SmartCompany approaches its 10th birthday in 2017, it is clear that many readers are still finding plenty to read in the SmartCompany archives; eight of the top 20 articles were published in 2015 or earlier.

Did you miss any of these articles?

  1. Five top business ideas that made millions
  2. Australia’s top 20 online retailers: 2015
  3. Seven differences between sales and marketing
  4. The top 50 tech companies in Australia revealed
  5. Australia’s best super funds for 2015: How to pick the fund for you
  6. 10 unfair dismissal cases examined: Key lessons about firing an employee
  7. How far are property prices going to collapse?
  8. Australia is getting a new fast food giant: Five things you need to know about Jollibee
  9. How to respond to a headhunter’s approach on LinkedIn
  10. Five Australian business ideas that made millions
  11. Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs 2016
  12. The $20,000 instant asset tax write-off explained: all the details
  13. Wesfarmers beats out Woolworths to become Australia’s largest company
  14. Costco to open three new stores as Aussies opt to top up their shopping at the bulk retailer
  15. A state-by-state guide to the Easter 2016 public holidays and trading hours
  16. Budget 2016: $20,000 asset write-off extended to businesses turning over up to $10 million
  17. Shoppers complain of “absolutely disgusting” customer service at Masters fire sale: How to maintain staff morale in a closing business
  18. Masters’ $700 million fire sale to add fuel to fight between Bunnings and independent DIY sector
  19. Why consumers are up in arms and even setting fire to Arnott’s “new and improved” shapes
  20. Children’s clothing brand Pumpkin Patch collapses into receivership after finding “no solution” to its multimillion-dollar debts


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