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SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Lament and hope as two foreign retail brands call it quits

What does it mean for the Davids of retail when even the Goliaths can trip up?

IT started innocently enough.

My editor had spotted an ad in the papers that said Jones the Grocer (JTG) was putting its stores up for sale. What followed was unexpected: With little prodding required, the seemingly successful Aussie gourmet food chain rapidly unravelled into layers of