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The story of Retail World, originally known as Retail Week, began on September 5, 1947, when the first issue was released. The Sydney-based publication operated as a locally focused weekly trade newspaper that took a broad, sharp look at general retailing.

The inaugural issue, lead by founding editor John French, ran a lead story discussing Saturday closing at Lithgow (NSW) – initiated by the Shop Assistants Union, which became reality years later.

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