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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 [...]

Myer acquisition on Marcs and David Lawrence does not cover staff obligations

Myers has saved Marcs and David Lawrence after the two most popular brands in Australia went into administration in February. The acquisition would include the existing inventory, brand names and intellectual property of the retail [...]

Myer buys Marcs and David Lawrence fashion brands

Myer has purchased Marcs and David Lawrence for an undisclosed sum, but the future of the struggling fashion labels' stores and staff remains bleak. Marcs and David Lawrence went into administration in February after a [...]

SumoSalad is ditching “volatile” food courts in search of more on-the-go customers

One of Australia’s largest health-focused fast food chains says poor trading conditions and shopping centres’ approach to food retail are having a “cannibalisation” effect that has led to its decision to ditch food courts and search [...]