Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2018’

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The retail sector’s Christmas surprise

By Brendon Lau This Christmas shopping season won’t be as bad as some sceptics believe and could even throw up a few positive surprises, according to retail consultant Brian Walker, who is the founder and CEO of the Retail Doctor Group. Retail Doctor provides advice on consumer and retail strategies and counts Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR), Terry White, Qantas …

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A Crystal Ball for the 2019 Retail Landscape

Australian retailers are increasingly watching 2019 forecasts on economic climate and consumer trends and evaluating their impact on domestic and international retail. This topical issue was addressed by Craig Woolford, Head of Research at Citi Australia/New Zealand, and Brian Walker, Retail Doctor Group’s CEO, at the latter’s thought-provoking CEO Breakfast on Thursday 15 November. A key takeaway from the discussion …

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If you’re not agile, you’re fragile: How to compete in a world of startups

Brian Walker   “Success is no longer about changing strategies more often, but having the agility to execute multiple strategies concurrently. Success requires CEOs to develop the right leadership capabilities, workforce skills, and corporate cultures to support  transformation”. Pierre Nanterme How mobile and responsive is your business model, and can you pivot quickly? What does it really mean to be agile …

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Welcome to the biggest retail month of the year

Peter Sheppard   This will be the third consecutive year in Australia where online sales drive November into position as the highest dollar and volume sales month of the year. Traditionally, December has held that honour for centuries. But now, due to the large percentage of online sales events occurring in November, it has usurped December as the biggest retail …

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