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Brian Walker

Brian Walker

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Beating Amazon will be tribal warfare

Which retailers among us will see the opportunity, and who will focus on their perception of crisis?

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Amazon – it’s a Prime affair

It’s remarkable that pending retail IPOs from businesses such as Officeworks could have their multiples downgraded on the basis of a new competitor.

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Building award-winning retail

It’s no surprise that a revolutionary fast food concept has experienced runaway success and sustained international attention.

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Longer boats are arriving and who manned the light house?

Australia is no longer an island economy.

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Retail basics are so yesterday

The mechanics of stock turn are nowhere as sexy as digital interfaces at the POS, but is still if not more, crucially important.

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Why underinvestment is hurting Australian retail

Think investment or risk customer divestment.

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Which leadership style are you?

Over-managing details or under-leading with direction gives rise to operational difficulties.

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Don’t blame the referee, let’s concentrate on the game plan

The less fit have tended to blame economic circumstances instead of their failed attempts at building a strong multi-channel ecosystem.

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Keeping up with Ted Baker

How a British retailer is proving that there are alternative ways to convert the power of video messaging into sales.

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‘X marks the spot’ – TK Maxx to enter Australia

New entrant’s element of surprise tactics could indeed keep Aussie consumers ‘leading now new paths’.

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Breaking out of the cookie-cutter mould

Putting community back at the heart of retail.

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Capitalising on the ‘menaissance’

The men’s fashion industry is growing at a rate more than two times that of women’s clothing.

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The ‘discovery store’ is the new flagship

To compete with the masses, including copy-cats, brands are utilising the power of physical spaces to establish themselves as ‘the experts’.

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Becoming a disruptive retailer

‘Design thinking’ as an ethos is helping one retailer go from strength to strength.

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Setting another place at the retail table

A raft of international retailers have set their sights on Australia in 2017.

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Top line sales or retail basics?

Spate of retail failures pre-Xmas highlights the risky strategy of chasing growth over productivity.

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AR: the next big step for retail

Why we predict AR will be bigger than VR in 2017.

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Amazon the tip of the iceberg

Invest in your business model early before customers divest.

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How to convert passers-by into loyal brand advocates

Do you know what peel off rate you are getting from passerby traffic?

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Building a replicable retail strategy

A good idea poorly delivered will beat a good innovation poorly delivered every time.

Twitter

Can brick and mortar stores survive the online revolution? https://t.co/JLuepVwbZE

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Resentment toward the ‘negotiation’ of retail lease renewals by tenants has been simmering for a long period of time https://t.co/uq276nD9I8

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Shares jump in last half-hour of trade as food chain hits market. https://t.co/sGijhSdMo5

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