The Umbers-led Myer overhaul (video only)

Richard Umbers explains his plans for the department store in the lead-up to the all-important Christmas season.

Myer is eager to show off its new look this Christmas, claiming to have the data on what shoppers want. Australia’s largest department store is rolling out a new strategic plan, designing their stores to impress their new model shopper, who they’ve called “Eva”. The goal is to give a more polished shopping experience – but will it be enough to coax customers back into stores, and when will shareholders see results?

Alan Kohler talks to chief executive Richard Umbers about product overhauls, store redesigns and the company’s 3000 new recruits.