Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2018’

Retail Innovations 13

2018 Global Retail Trends & Innovations   Now in its 13th year, our white paper “Global Retail Innovations” brings together the best of innovative retailing from around the world together with insightful commentary from our global partners Ebeltoft Group, international retail experts. As the Australian elected member, Retail Doctor Group is pleased to announce the launch of Global Retail Innovations 13, …

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Why Australian retail is breaking under the weight of stock

Brian Walker I was always a kid trying to make a buck. I borrowed a dollar from my dad, went to the penny candy store, bought a dollar’s worth of candy, set up my booth, and sold candy for five cents apiece. Ate half my inventory, made $2.50, gave my dad back his dollar. Guy Fieri Recently, I wrote on …

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Hope is not a strategy

Peter Sheppard In the fast changing world of retail and social behaviour, hoping that things will get better in the future is just not going to be enough for your business to improve or even maintain recent results. The current trading environment is not cyclical, it has fundamentally changed, and will keep changing. So if change is certain – taxes …

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Retail doctor tells Bendigo traders to develop unified vision for shopping in their city

“A tale of two cities” is how the council’s hand-picked retail doctor has described Bendigo’s ailing central business district. The City of Greater Bendigo brought Brian Walker to town on Thursday to gauge the state of business in Bendigo and while he lauded precincts like View Street for their “unique”, “chic” culture, he said there was room for improvement elsewhere. Crime and …

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Making a statement – lessons from a graffiti artist

“Walls are hot right now, but I was into them long before Trump made it cool,” Banksy You may have heard this week, British graffiti artist Banksy – famous for never revealing his identity – has opened a hotel… in Bethlehem. The Walled Off Hotel is nestled against the controversial barrier wall separating Israel from the Palestinian territories. According to …

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Howards Storage World reveals its new owner and starts 70% off sale

Howards Storage World has plans to “get rid of the old to make way for the new”, launching a 70% off sale after announcing the identity of its new owner. In a statement, the retailer revealed that former Sportland Group executive Enayat Ghiasi has bought the business’ assets, brand name, and ongoing business. The business and its importing company have been sold …

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Kaufland confirms it’s coming to Australia: Is Aldi rival Lidl next?

German retail giant Kaufland is set to arrive on Australian stores, and one expert believes it could bring Aldi’s biggest rival, Lidl, along with it. The big-box has established an Australian website and is hiring for a number of management positions, including a letting manager and an architectural planner. SmartCompany first reported on Kaufland’s potential expansion down under last November, when …

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How Kmart went from bargain basement to global success story

ON CLOSED Facebook groups with more than 100,000 members, obsessive fans swap advice and tips about their shared obsession. “Matching Easter pjs for my girls,” writes one. “Not even 30 seconds after this pic my youngest was crying because she doesn’t want to look like her sister [crying laughter emoji].” “How much and what sizes are available?” others are desperate …

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SAP Hybris goes beyond quote-to-cash with new solution

SAP has released a new range of cloud products based on a microservices architecture, offering new capabilities for order configuration, pricing, quoting, order orchestration and subscription billing. SAP Hybris Revenue Cloud is an extension of the company’s customer engagement and commerce cloud suite, to allow enterprises to integrate billing strategically rather than tactically into their digital business models. The solution, …

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‘X marks the spot’ – TK Maxx to enter Australia

‘We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths’ – Walt Disney The element of surprise as a part of retail theatre is increasingly become a unique component of the customer engagement mix. It’s no secret to see, the ‘special buy’ psychology underpinning the rise of the Aldi …

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