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Dave Farrell

Dave Farrell

Dave Farrell has 30 years retail and business management in Europe, Africa and Australasia. He is a passionate mentor of self-development through a personal brand and encouraging entrepreneurial behaviours within well-defined parameters. A lifetime of creative and business writing. Weekly columnist for Inside Retail.

Articles

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State of the stockroom

Are retail warehouses a moneymaker or black hole?

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Retail’s plastic onion

A proposed cutback of the single-use checkout bag is but a diversionary ploy.

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Retail hang-ups

There is little evidence to show that self-sabotaging retail behaviour has abated over the last two years.

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Beyond fabricated ambience, into retail auras

Retailers invest millions of dollars fabricating store ambience, so why doesn’t it always work?

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Managers incommunicado

Retail needs to purge the errant demeanours manifesting within ivory towers.

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Retail: Too many cooks?

Like any industry, retailers can be plagued by an excessive management framework.

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What are your retailers doing?

How confident are you that your retailers are retailing?

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Retail: Move over Jack And Jill?

Gone are the days where corporate benefited from low skill sets running a retail outlet.

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A lifetime of retail – nothing better

Dave Farrell looks back on 30 years in an ‘incomparable’ industry.

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Inherent leadership or micromanagement?

Precious few businesses tolerate, let alone encourage true leadership.

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A moment for Santa’s retail helpers

There is nothing more gratifying than a leader sharing esteem to drive improvement.

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Mixed messages and duplicity

Are we duping consumers by constantly over-promising?

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What is it that retail is trying to achieve through technology?

The prevailing attitudinal mindset between AI and HR is reflected in financials, where one is seen as an asset and the other as an overhead and liability.

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Is retail learning and development relevant?

The concept of a training department led by disassociated L&D personnel contradicts the very essence of employees developing themselves.

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Retailer roots = retail routes

Innovation is not the cohort of the elite but the compulsion of those encountering the mundane, impractical or unjust.

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Retail: Character, charisma and candour

Retail is about simplicity, yet complicated by feeble leadership and handicapped by inconsequential management tiers.

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Is benevolent retail achievable?

Before long, customers will be buying with the most powerful of triggers – their conscience.

Supermaket, groceries, meat

Animal welfare: In the hands of the retailer

Imagine the competitive distinction of a brand who added value through emotional intelligence, empathy and the support of meaningful life.

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Time for publishing houses to retail up

Change is imperative to transform a fickle monopoly deficient in social coherence.

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Are marketing initiatives destroying the customer experience?

Retailers need to remove the rose tinted spectacles and question the practicability of ivory tower initiatives.

Twitter

A brief history of briefs. https://t.co/rIb9otEB7W

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