427 lessons from the frontline of retailing.
Profit is not immoral.
A company is known by the people it keeps.
A manager is not a referee.
Good management is an attitude, not a technique.
Two stores don’t make twice as much.
A little success creates a lot of overhead.
Bankers want you most when you need them least.
“A compendium of street-smart retailing insights and acumen."
My Life in the Ragtrade is the story of the famous Australian brand names, many developed from humble beginnings yet made in clothing factories employing thousands of people, and the grand retail stores and clothing shops that stocked those brands.
Come, join Fred on a walk down memory lane through Australia's rich textile, fashion and retail history.