Our Business is increasing your Retail Fitness

We are a retail advisory and consulting practice that builds retail  channels and increases the performance of existing retail businesses, in all sectors,  through our customized & transformative ‘Business Fitness™’ methodologies.

Founded by Brian Walker in 2005 we have partnered with our many clients to build powerful, award winning, sustainable and ‘fit’ implemented retail. Our focus is in the ‘how to’ implement best practice retail; ensuring our clients consistently achieve above benchmarks, build customers, sales and margin results.

Whether it’s a retail health check to understand how your business is performing through to our Fit for Business’ operational diagnosis, strategy workshops or growing your retail channel to a fuller Fit for Growth’ model, your goals determine our approach.



“You’ve just helped us shape the future of a business that until now had grown only organically by store openings. Armed with this insight we’re on the precipice of becoming a major Australian fashion player and our success will be considered, strategic and impactful”

– Sheike fashion

Call us on 02 9460 2882 for a confidential discussion on your business goals or click here and a member of the team will be in touch to start you on your journey to an even fitter retail business.

Diagnose & Discover

Understand your consumer, market, opportunity & capability

Retail Insights

Understanding your consumer, market, opportunity & capability underpins ‘fit’ retail strategy


Strategise & Frame

Use your insights to define sustainable market advantage

Retail Strategy

Working with your insights collaboratively to define your sustainable market advantage


Implement & Deploy

It's the 'how' to implement that brings your strategy to life


Using the proprietary business fitness™ tools that have helped over 500 retailers to date, we bring your insights led strategy to life


Are you ready to be inspired?

Retail Speaking & Commentary

Brian Walker is Australia’s ‘fittest’ retail speaker, author and columnist.


Want to take your business to the world?

RDG Global

As the Australian representative of the Ebeltoft Group, our in house Global Retail Insights team work together with our global Ebeltoft Partners to conduct a range of consumer and retail studies.


Who are Retail Doctor Group?

Who are RDG?

Meet the team and hear from Brian Walker, CEO & Founder of Retail Doctor Group on what makes RDG Australia’s leading retail consultancy.


Latest Retail News, Events & Articles by Retail Doctor Group

Personalisation and Profitability

Whether it’s the crowds of people, overwhelming choice, time and thought process that needs to be invested or even the queues in stores – for one reason or another most men don’t like to shop. [...]

The big names wanting to move into Masters stores: Why so many retailers want “big barn” sites

As the official end date for Masters Home Improvement draws closer, the list of retailers potentially interested in taking up the space of the collapsed hardware chain grows. Speculation on what would become of the empty sites started [...]

Digital uptake in Australian retail – still early days

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.  George Bernard Shaw Where are we at with digital retailing in Australia at present? How much are CEOs and marketing [...]

Join our community

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  • Complimentary subscription to Retail Doctor News (a source of the latest Global and local retail news and Business Fitness ™ tips delivered straight to your inbox!)
  • Complimentary 30 min confidential conversation available with ‘The Retail Doctor’, Brian Walker on your business and it’s goals
  • Exclusive access to early bird ticket sales and discounts to RDG events
  • Invitations to invite-only RDG Networking Breakfasts
  • Chance to be part of the growth and evolvement of a growing and diversifying retail sector, through community discussions and debates on our private LinkedIn Community.
  • Advance copies of the RDG Global Retail Trends Reports and Market & Consumer Studies and Insights Reports.
  • Subscription discount and exclusive access to the Australian Retail Index for up to date benchmarking metrics
  • …and more!

Retail Doctor Group In The Media

Retail Doctor Group regularly contributes to publications such as Inside Retail, Smart Company, BRW, Australian Financial Review, RetailBiz, Tech Trader, Sydney Morning Herald and My Business. CEO and Founder of Retail Doctor Group, Brian Walker is also a leading media commentator on retail issues, regularly appearing on ABC, Channel 9 News and A Current Affair and Channel 7. For media enquiries, please call 02 9460 2882.

Retail Doctor Group TV 


Retail Doctor Group TV brings you the latest media commentary, client reviews and Business Fitness tips.

If you wish to find out more, our clients are always happy to speak to you. Get in touch with our team to arrange an introduction today.

“I would highly recommend Retail Doctor Group to any business looking to, develop, review, modify and expand their retail management strategy and ensure that their business is ‘Fit for Business’.”


“As a result of our work together, we have seen significant growth in brand awareness, our customer conversion ratios now excel industry benchmarks, purchase frequency has more than doubled over the last 24 months and one of our main strategic objectives of increasing first time trial has been more than met, with 25 percent points increase in trials in the local market.”



Click here to hear from more of our clients