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The State of Play in Digital Retail Today

It has been a pretty challenging period recently for many of our nation’s retail CEOs, with consumer spending weathering through some tougher times. And yet the speed of change in consumer behaviour continues to accelerate with [...]

Amazon – it’s a Prime affair

“Our society distributes itself into barbarians, philistines and populace; and America is just ourselves with the barbarians quite left out, and the populace nearly.” Matthew Arnold Isn’t it remarkable that pending retail IPOs from businesses [...]

Building award-winning retail

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. -William Pollard Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of [...]

Retail Innovations 12 – Innovating for Customers – Now Available

RETAIL INNOVATIONS 12: It's All About The Customer Now in its 12th year, Retail Innovations brings together the best of innovative retailing from around the world together with insightful commentary from Ebeltoft Group international retail [...]

Longer boats are arriving and who manned the light house?

Longer boats are coming to win us  They’re coming to win us, they’re coming to win us  Longer boats are coming to win us  Hold on to the shore, they’ll be taking the key from [...]

Bricks and mortar is the heart and soul

“Customer experience is the next competitive battleground.  It’s where businesses are won or lost.”  -Tom Knighton Ever wonder why we still do what we have always done for the same or similar result? More important [...]

Big W deemed ‘work in progress’ by Woolworths Group CEO

A RETAIL expert says Woolies’ supermarket war with Coles and its failing Masters stores is the root of its spectacular Big W’s fall in fortunes. Woolworths Group chief executive Brad Banducci admitted this week it [...]

Retail Basics Are So Yesterday

There are definitely times where I am listening to the radio, and I think, ‘That would be awesome. I would love to sing that.’ It’s this weird karaoke fantasy that I might someday get to [...]

Why underinvestment is hurting Australian retail

Investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion - Bill Nye Walk into any regional shopping centre or high street and you will see [...]

Furla buys back Australian business on soaring luxury sales

Luxury Retail Group (LRG) claims premium handbag-maker Furla's decision to buy back its local stores is a vote of confidence in Australia's rapidly expanding luxury retail sector. Furla Group sells its exclusive, Italian accessories through [...]