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Brian Walker

Brian Walker

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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.

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The risk of co-creation pays off for Kit Kat

Why incorporating consumers into the product process adds value to retailers’ brand.

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Going Global – Understanding the American Shopper

Why retailers should pay attention to the key characteristics of shoppers in the US.

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Digital retailing behind the sizzle

Does using the latest and greatest instore tech actually drive a retailer’s bottom line?

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Personalisation and Profitability

How one fashion retailer is utilising data-driven technology and real human-to-human interaction to fuel growth.

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Digital uptake in Australian retail – still early days

What are Australian retailers actually spending their money on when it comes to digital technology?

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Investing in instore digital tech

Why Sephora’s investment in instore digital technology is an example all retailers can learn from.

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Creating emotion from flat-pack furniture

Retail Doctor Group looks at Ikea’s pop-up restaurant called ‘The Dining Club’ in London.

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Drones to drive the future of retail?

A look at the various roles that drones could play in retail in the near future.

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New CBA research displays retailers bullishness and willingness to innovate and fail. https://t.co/HmnpXiPzZt

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Sue Nairn, kikki.K's Global Retail Director is on stage at Inside Retail Live, Festival of Ideas. Get your tickets… https://t.co/59PpEWEF17

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A look back at what made headlines this past week. https://t.co/zAbkI9vioO

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