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.
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