THE DISTILLERY: Right on Target

Jotters hail Stuart Machin's appointment as the right move for Target, with one highlighting his achievements at Coles.

Department store Target wasn’t always the weak spot in the Coles Group that Wesfarmers picked up in 2009. That was Kmart. Three business commentators examine the cannibalisation that one has done for the other and the significance of Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder picking one of his top turnaround executives as Target’s new boss.

The Australian’s John Durie notes that Stuart Machin will be Goyder's fifth Target boss in the five years that Coles Group has been under Wesfarmers’ control, something that might not have been imagined in the beginning.

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