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Whatever the causes of the Dick Smith failure there are a number of lessons to be learned by everyone in retail.

Short circuit at Dick Smith

The Dick Smith chain of technology and electrical goods shops is probably a poor example of the wider problems confronting retailing but its collapse this week is a reminder that the shake-out which has rattled the retail world over the past few years is far from over.

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bunbury
Here here ! the business model is what killed them for sure.

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