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Encyclopedia > David Jones Limited
David Jones Limited
Type Public (ASX: DJS)
Founded Sydney, Australia 1838
Founder David Jones
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Area served Australia
Industry Retail
Products Cosmetics, fashion, homewares, furniture, electrical, food
Revenue $1.98 billion AUD (2007)
Website www.davidjones.com.au

David Jones Limited (ASX:DJS), colloquially known as DJ's, is an Australian retailing company. Its primary business is an Australia-wide chain of premium department stores. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Djones. ... The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Au. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ...


David Jones was founded in 1838 by David Jones, a Welsh immigrant, is believed to be the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name. It currently has 37 stores located in most Australian states and territories. The states and territories of Australia make up the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. ...


A traditional department store, it retails fashion, cosmetics, homewares, electronics as well as other products. David Jones' main rival in the Australian retail scene is Myer. Myer Emporium. ...

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Business longevity

David Jones' flagship building on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Market Street, Sydney
David Jones' flagship building on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Market Street, Sydney

Changes in management and the uneasy transition to a listed company saw DJs falter in the late 1990s. A major strategic review in 2003 saw the closing of its two unprofitable stores, the loss-making David Jones Online web-based business and its gourmet food retail stores, Foodchain. It revitalised many of its stores, including its flagship Elizabeth Street and Market Street stores (two individual buildings, linked by an underground arcade). Since then its profitability - and profile - has improved, thanks to a combination of a consumer spending boom in 2003-2004,[citation needed] and the securing of exclusive deals with many high-profile Australian and international brands (often marketed as 'Available at no other department store' - a veiled reference to its rival[neutrality disputed], Myer). Image File history File links David_Jones_Elizabeth_St. ... Image File history File links David_Jones_Elizabeth_St. ... Elizabeth Street, looking south from the intersection of Hunter Street, 11 January 1933. ... Market Street is a cross street in the Central Business District of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


David Jones is a public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). In recent times, a slowdown in the upscale department store market hurt both David Jones and its chief competitor, Myer (formerly owned by the Coles Group). Its change from private to public ownership in 1995 resulted in structural and cultural changes, which saw periods of stagnancy and high staff turnover. Shares initially offered at A$2 fell as low as A$0.90, but have since reached highs of over A$4.590. DJs is also notable for being one of the few remaining companies in Australia which offers discounts to its shareholders.[citation needed] The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ... Myer Emporium. ... Coles Group Limited (formerly Coles Myer Limited) is an Australian public company which operates numerous retail chains. ...


It has weathered and grown strong from the massive shift in Australian retailing away from department stores towards specialist retailers and suburban shopping malls. In contrast, Myer — once the most popular department store in Australia — had faltered, to the point that its former parent company (Coles Group) sold the department store. This leaves David Jones the only remaining Australian owned department store. Myer Emporium. ... Coles Group Limited (formerly Coles Myer Limited) is an Australian public company which operates numerous retail chains. ...


Branding

Elizabeth Street entrance in Sydney
Elizabeth Street entrance in Sydney

David Jones is known famously by its branding - a black-on-white houndstooth pattern which is now synonymous with the DJs brand and one of the most recognised corporate identities in Australia. David Jones is considered Australia's most upscale and exclusive department store. Most clients are of socio-economic A & B group. The origin of this motif owes itself to the insistence of its founder on not using the store's name on its packaging. His aim was that the store would be so well known that everyone should recognise it simply by this now-famous motif. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links David_Jones_Elizabeth_St_en. ... Image File history File links David_Jones_Elizabeth_St_en. ... Houndstooth is a duotone textile pattern, characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes. ...


David Jones has recently used celebrities for publicity purposes including Liz Hurley (makeup launch), Kim Cattrall (book launch) and Megan Gale for their own advertising. Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled Elizabeth Hurley (born June 10, 1965) is a British model, actress, producer and designer. ... Kim Victoria Cattrall (born August 21, 1956, in Widnes, England) is an English-born Canadian actress. ... Megan Gale (born August 7, 1976) is an Australian supermodel and actress who has achieved considerable fame, first in Italy but now equally so in her native Australia. ...


David Jones and John Lewis of the UK have similar reputations for service and quality. Both are positioned to provide products and services for the mid - upper income demographic. Further their pricing policies of matching competitors prices, their use of the word 'Clearance' to describe their twice a year sales and their logos are all very similar. David Jones has a comparable premium fashion focus to U.S. chain Neiman Marcus and the UK group Selfridges. John Lewis can refer to the following people: John L. Lewis (mayor of New Orleans) (1800–1886), mayor of New Orleans 1854–1856 John F. Lewis (1818–1895), United States Senator from Virginia John Lewis (1848–1972), English football player, administrator and referee John Lewis (department store founder) (died 1928... Categories: Stub | Retail companies of the United States ... Selfridges in Birmingham. ...


Level 7 in the Sydney Elizabeth Street store offers 'Pret a Porter' fashions from international collections including Jil Sander, DKNY, Missoni, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.


David Jones is famous for its Food Hall, which to many Australians is an institution, particular for those English expatriates seeking traditional English brands. The Food Hall concept is unique in Australian retailing and offers a variety of the best of Australian and international food brands. It is based on the concept of the famous fresh food retailing departments in UK department stores Harrods and Marks & Spencer. The failed Foodchain experiment - effectively a standalone Food Hall - was sold to the parent company of Freedom Furniture in 2003 after it proved unprofitable. When it closed there were stores at Kew, Hawthorn, St Kilda and Brighton in Melbourne, with a Port Melbourne and Williamstown store due to open just before it was sold, and there were two stores in Sydney, one in Parramatta, the other in Manly. Harrods is a department store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England. ... Marks & Spencer (also M&S, Marks and Sparks and Marks) is a British retailer, with 760 stores in more than 30 countries around the world. ... Kew is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. ... Hawthorn is a residential suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. ... St Kilda is a inner city suburb of the Victorian capital of Melbourne, Australia. ... Brighton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km southeast of the city. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Port Melbourne is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Williamstown Nelson Place, a popular street to visit in Williamstown consisting of many cafés. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Manly is a suburb in Local Government Area of Manly Council on Northern Beaches of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ...


Stores

David Jones Melbourne
David Jones Melbourne

David Jones has department stores in all Australian capital cities except Hobart and Darwin, two stores in Newcastle, and stores in Tuggerah (opened 1995), Wollongong and Robina (Gold Coast). Within NSW, David Jones established its first store in Newcastle by acquiring Scott's department store on Hunter Street in 1958.[1] It expanded interstate by acquiring Buckley & Nunn (Melbourne) in 1982, John Martins (Adelaide) in 1985 and Aherns (Perth) in 1989. David Jones also owned the former 'Georges' store in Collins Street, Melbourne between 1981 and 1995. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Tuggerah is a town on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, situated on the Main North Line and Sydney-Newcastle Freeway about 90 km north of Sydney. ... Wollongong (pronounced ) is the 3rd largest city in the state of New South Wales, Australia, after Sydney and Newcastle. ... Robina is the third largest suburb on the Gold Coast of Australia. ... Gold Coast may refer to: // Gold Coast (British colony), British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa Brandenburger Gold Coast, former German colony Danish Gold Coast, former Danish colony Dutch Gold Coast, former Dutch colony Portuguese Gold Coast, former Portuguese colony Swedish Gold Coast, former Swedish colony Gold... The Melbourne department store of Buckley and Nunn first opened its doors in 1851, and in its heyday was a store with as fine a reputation as David Jones (1838) or Myer (1900) It was especially popular with women of style. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Collins Street near King Street Collins Street near Swanston Street Collins Street is a major street in the Melbourne central business district and runs approximately east to west. ...


All stores are located in major retail precincts and shopping malls. In 2007, David Jones recast its criteria for store locations, reflecting CEO Mark McInnes' intention to concentrate on "low risk, high value locations" [2]


As a result, stores at Centro Bankstown (closed July 2007) and Westfield Eastgardens (October 2007) were replaced by Myer. However, David Jones replaced the Myer store in Westfield Burwood in May 2007 and opened a new store at Westfield Chermside in August 2007 and a new store at QueensPlaza in February 2008. Construction of the Centro Bankstown extension Centro Bankstown, formerly Bankstown Square is a major regional shopping centre situated in the central business district of the City of Bankstown. ... Westfield Eastgardens is a major Westfield shopping centre in the suburb of Pagewood in Sydney, although now the shopping centre itself and the surrounding area is commonly referred to as its own suburb of Eastgardens, seperate from Pagewood and the surrounding areas of Maroubra and Hillsdale. ... Myer Emporium. ... Westfield Burwood is a large regional shopping centre in Sydneys Inner West suburb of Burwood. ... Westfield Chermside is a major shopping centre in Brisbanes inner northern suburbs. ...


In January 2008, David Jones announced that the Claremont store (Western Australia) would be closed in 2009 to allow for a complete rebuilding to reopen in 2011 that will triple its size.


David Jones has formally announced four other new stores:

Westfield Doncaster (sometimes referred to as Shoppo or simply Doncaster) is a shopping centre 50% owned by the Westfield Group and 50% owned by LaSalle Investment Management (as of August 2007) located in Doncaster, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Westfield Fountain Gate is a large regional shopping centre located at Narre Warren in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Claremont Shopping Centre is a medium sized shopping centre in Claremont in Perths inner south-west suburbs. ... Indooroopilly Shopping Centre is a large four-level shopping-complex in the western suburb of Indooroopilly, Brisbane. ...

Store Locations

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... City Walk, a pedestrian mall in Civic is a focus of retail activity and outdoor dining. ... The new front of the Canberra Centre on Ainslie Avenue Inside the Canberra Centre Canberra Centre, shopping mall located in Civic, Canberra, Australia. ... Woden Plaza entrance Woden Town Park Woden Town Centre, town centre in the district of Woden in Canberra, Australia. ... Westfield entrance, showing the older section of building alongside the newer wing Westfield Woden (until recently known as Woden Plaza) is a large shopping centre located in the Woden Town Centre in the suburbs of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. ...

Queensland The Central Coast is an urban region in the Australian state of New South Wales, located on the coastline north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. ... Tuggerah is a town on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, situated on the Main North Line and Sydney-Newcastle Freeway about 90 km north of Sydney. ... Westfield Tuggerah is a large shopping centre located at Tuggerah on the Central Coast of New South Wales approximately 5km south of the Wyong CBD. The centre completed a large upgrade in 2005 and is now host to over 300 stores including Woolworths, Coles, ALDI, David Jones, Big W, Target... // Newcastle refers primarily to the following places: Newcastle upon Tyne, England Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Newcastle (or New Castle) can refer to the following places: Newcastle, New South Wales Division of Newcastle, an electoral district in the Australian House of Representatives, in New South Wales, located around the city. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Hunter Street, Newcastle from Civic Railway Station. ... Kotara is a suburb located in Newcastle, Australia The suburb is home to a railway station, major shopping centres and five schools. ... // History Westfield Kotara was originally known as Kotare Fair which opened on the 6th of October 1965. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Drummoyne is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Bondi Junction is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, about 5 kilometres east of the central business district. ... Westfield Bondi Junction is a shopping centre located in the suburb of Bondi Junction in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Burwood is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Westfield Burwood is a large regional shopping centre in Sydneys Inner West suburb of Burwood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Castle Towers Shopping Centre, or known locally, simply as Towers, is a super-regional shopping centre located in the north-western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. ... Chatswoood area Chatswood skyline Chatswood is a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Chatswood Chase Chatswood Chase is a shopping centre located at Chatswood, Sydney Australia. ... Hornsby is the seat of Hornsby Shire, in the North Shore region of Sydney, Australia. ... Westfield Hornsby is a large shopping centre in the suburb of Hornsby, New South Wales. ... Marcarthur is a region in the south-west area of the Sydney Metropolitan area that includes the City Of Campbelltown, as well as the town of Camden and Wollondilly Shire Council. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Miranda is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, and is adjacent to Gymea and Caringbah. ... Westfield Shopping centre, Miranda Westfield Shopping centre, Miranda Westfield Miranda (also known as Miranda Fair), owned and managed by the Westfield Group, is a large shopping centre (mall) in the suburb of Miranda in the Local Government Area of Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney in the state of New South... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Westfield Parramatta is a shopping centre in Parramatta, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Elizabeth Street, looking south from the intersection of Hunter Street, 11 January 1933. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Market Street is a cross street in the Central Business District of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Brookvale is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Warringah Mall is a large indoor/outdoor shopping centre on Sydneys Northern Beaches in the suburb of Brookvale. ... Wollongong is an industrial city located on the eastern coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales. ... Wollongong (pronounced ) is the 3rd largest city in the state of New South Wales, Australia, after Sydney and Newcastle. ... Aboriginals performing at Crown Street Mall Crown Street is the main street in the City of Wollongong, New South Wales. ...

South Australia For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Queens Plaza is located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, extending from Adelaide Street to Queen Street Mall along Edward Street, Brisbane. ... Carindale is a suburb of the city of Brisbane, and has a population of approximately 10,000 people. ... We dont have an article called Westfield Carindale Start this article Search for Westfield Carindale in. ... Chermside is a suburb on the north side of Brisbane, named after Major-General Sir Herbert Chermside, Governor of Queensland from 1902-1904. ... Westfield Chermside is a major shopping centre in Brisbanes inner northern suburbs. ... Toombul is a locality in northern Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... Centro Toombul is a regional shopping centre located in the locality of Toombul which is part of Nundah, a suburb of the city of Brisbane in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... The commercial centre of Toowong contains several commercial buildings, including the Toowong Village office tower (background) which contains the Toowong Village shopping centre. ... Entry to Toowong Village from Toowong Station (near Coronation Drive) Toowong Village is a building situated at the centre of the Brisbane suburb of Toowong, Queensland, Australia, on the block of land bounded by Coronation Drive, High Street and Sherwood Road. ... Mount Gravatt is the name of both a major suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and a prominent hill in this suburb. ... Westfield Garden City, better known as Garden City, is one of Brisbanes major shopping centres, located in the suburb of Mt Gravatt. ... Gold Coast may refer to: // Gold Coast (British colony), British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa Brandenburger Gold Coast, former German colony Danish Gold Coast, former Danish colony Dutch Gold Coast, former Dutch colony Portuguese Gold Coast, former Portuguese colony Swedish Gold Coast, former Swedish colony Gold... Biggera waters is a suburb located on the western side of The Broadwater and is north to the suburb of Labrador. ... Harbour Town refers to the shopping mall concept that all factory outlets locate under one roof to provide a seamless, integrated and convient shopping experience for bargain hunters and tourists. ... Robina is the third largest suburb on the Gold Coast of Australia. ... Robina Town Centre is a large shopping centre in the suburb of Robina, Queensland. ...

Victoria For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Rundle Mall is the main Shopping centre in Adelaide, South Australia. ... Marion, South Australia could mean several things: -Westfield Marion Shopping complex (also marion megaplex) -Marion Council -Marion (Suburb of Adelaide) ... Westfield Marion is the largest shopping complex in Adelaide, South Australia. ... West Lakes is a suburb of Adelaide in the City of Charles Sturt. ... Westfield West Lakes is a large South Australian shopping centre in the north-western Adelaide suburb of West Lakes. ...

Western Australia This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Chadstone is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Chadstone Shopping Centre (also known as Chaddy to local residents) is a shopping centre located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. ... Cheltenham is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Southland Shopping Centre, also known as Westfield Southland, is a large retail complex located in the suburb of Cheltenham, approximately 16 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD in Australia. ... Doncaster is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Westfield Doncaster (sometimes referred to as Shoppo or simply Doncaster) is a shopping centre 50% owned by the Westfield Group and 50% owned by LaSalle Investment Management (as of August 2007) located in Doncaster, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Glen Waverley is a large suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Centro The Glen (formerly The Glen) is a shopping centre located in Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Bourke Street Mall The newly redeveloped Bourke Street Mall East Bourke Street Mall during redevelopment Bourke Street is a major street in the central business district(CBD) of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ...

Perth may refer to: Perth, Scotland, the administrative centre of the Perth and Kinross council area; the original Perth, after which the others are named Perth, Western Australia, the capital of Western Australia and the fourth-largest city in Australia Perth may also refer to: Places: Perth, Ontario, Canada Perth... Booragoon is a suburb south east of the Perth, Western Australia. ... Garden City is the name of several places around the world. ... The Town of Claremont is a Local Government Area of Western Australia. ... Claremont Shopping Centre is a medium sized shopping centre in Claremont in Perths inner south-west suburbs. ... Karrinyup is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. ... Karrinyup Shopping Centre is a major shopping centre, located in Karrinyup, a suburb of Perth, that was established in 1973. ... Perth may refer to: Perth, Scotland, the administrative centre of the Perth and Kinross council area; the original Perth, after which the others are named Perth, Western Australia, the capital of Western Australia and the fourth-largest city in Australia Perth may also refer to: Places: Perth, Ontario, Canada Perth... The section of Hay Street between Barrack Street and William Street is a pedestrian mall. ...

Flagship Store

David Jones flagship store:

  • Sydney(1) - The Elizabeth Street and Market Street stores in the CBD are linked together by a two-storey high walkway, and an underground shopping mall. The stores offer the largest range of products by any department store in Australasia.[citation needed]

This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Elizabeth Street is one of the main north-south streets in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, part of the Hoddle Grid laid out in 1837. ... Market Street in downtown San Francisco. ...

Credit and store cards

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, David Jones derives about 30 per cent of its annual earnings from its store cards. In February 2008, it announced it would be launching a David Jones American Express card before Christmas 2008 and would transfer its $400 million store card receivables (representing 400,000 cardholders) to American Express. [5] It is also considering additional financial services such as insurance and home loans under its brand. [6] ... American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as AmEx or Amex, is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. ...


Gallery

References

  1. ^ http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/17507/heritagewalkfurtherinfo.pdf
  2. ^ Retail blues
  3. ^ 12 December 2001
  4. ^ Retail blues
  5. ^ Amex is branded card partner for DJs. Sydney Morning Herald (19 February 2008). Retrieved on 2008-02-21.
  6. ^ Retailers take on the banks…again, Australian Financial Review, 30 January 2008, pp. 1, 61

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External links

  • Official website

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