About the author
Peter James Ryan
Peter James Ryan is acknowledged as one of Australia's leading retail business and marketing consultants, presenters, authors and industry commentators, backed by over 30 years’ experience working in and on retail businesses. Peter has been a regular contributor to Inside Retail since 2011.
Franchise failures and scandals seem to make the news with disturbing frequency, but the headlines fail to address the real problems.
Global distribution lines to truly feel the effects of digital commerce, with multi-branded retailers that have survived purely on discounting set to be tested.
Sticking to polished processes and protocol that look good on paper, won’t help to reignite retail fortunes in today’s world.
Retailers are overburdened by a mixture of political correctness and intellectual blindness.
Have leasing deals become a convenient scapegoat by retailers?
David Jones and Myer have big problems that will take time, effort, money and patience.
It’s time to give the Bunnings UK and Ireland parent company some time and space to succeed in the overseas market.
In a world of copycat retailers with tired, old concepts, it’s refreshing to see businesses executing new ideas with flair and integrity.
The management view that everything can be cut down to ‘international benchmarks’ is formulaic nonsense.
Many Australian retail business models are being compared to ‘the walking dead’.
Last year during a high profile legal process, the former chairman of a publicly-listed retailer openly confessed that the company had pushed out supplier payments as an embedded pillar of ‘business as usual’.
If you read the propaganda about Amazon, you’d believe that they’ll be rolling into town and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
Now that Masters is gone, is the sky the limit for Bunnings?
Why retail leaders contemplating business improvement, innovation or change need to differentiate between legitimate wins and mere gimmicks.
The right number of stores in the right locations is now a science, says Peter James Ryan.
Peter James Ryan examines the advantages of being a local player in a global industry.
In the final installment of his four week series, Peter James Ryan examines the role of technology in retail.
In the third installment of his four week series, Peter James Ryan discusses education and retail.
In the second part of his four week series, Peter James Ryan talks about investment markets.
In the first post of his four week series, ‘Things were supposed to get better’, Peter James Ryan takes the subject of the Government.