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Brian Walker

Brian Walker

As the principal and founder of Retail Doctor Group in the Australasian and Asian market place, Brian brings considerable senior experience gained in the specialty retail, franchising and shopping centre sectors.

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The changing skill sets to be a retailer

What are the professional role profiles of our future retailers?

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Disruptors rule – the rise of re-commerce

Where our business models built on process and predictability?

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How to breed innovation

Why is innovation typically lumped under the banner as product development or format refinement?

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Leading the customer experience at the edge

Are today’s shopping centres being dumbed down?

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Building the right growth model

Strategy without proper robust consumer insights is like surgery with a blunt scalpel.

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The state of play in digital retail today

Are we merely digitalising older methods of reaching our audience?

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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.

Kent&Lime

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.

Twitter

Bedding retailer updates the market twice in as many months as sales soar. https://t.co/9tM4VueEzn

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Specialist retailer narrowly makes guidance. https://t.co/NZMTKLoAOe

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Publicly-owned postie announces partnership with fintech company. https://t.co/IsswJxPUub

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