Last year was yet another dismal 12 months for the retail industry in Australia and just two weeks into 2019, Ed Harry has joined the long list of companies to pull up stumps.
On Tuesday, KPMGs Brendan Richards and Gayle Dickerson were appointed voluntary administrators after a particularly tough Christmas sales period for the chain, and mounting pressure from decreased shopping centre footfall.
The news follows the closure of a string of Australian retailers in recent times, including Marcs, Pumpkin Patch, Payless Shoes and Roger David, whiledepartment store Myer has also struggled.
Ed Harry managing director David Clark said the business had been facing fierce retail competition for some time.
While this was to be expected, the directors h…