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Discount retailer set to expand in Australia

When Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron acquired a bundle of discount retail brands such as Go-Lo and Sam’s Warehouse from administration nearly three years ago, the plan was for immediate expansion, adding as many as 70 stores to the 350 she gained.

But only now is a restructure being completed that will allow the operating company, Retail Adventures, to expand a network that has shrunk to 320 shops.

”We could see the enormous potential that it had, but I guess what we’ve been realising over the last few years is that there’s a lot of work that’s required to unlock that potential,” said executive director Penny Moss.