About the author
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.
What are the professional role profiles of our future retailers?
Where our business models built on process and predictability?
Why is innovation typically lumped under the banner as product development or format refinement?
Are today’s shopping centres being dumbed down?
Strategy without proper robust consumer insights is like surgery with a blunt scalpel.
Are we merely digitalising older methods of reaching our audience?
Which retailers among us will see the opportunity, and who will focus on their perception of crisis?
It’s remarkable that pending retail IPOs from businesses such as Officeworks could have their multiples downgraded on the basis of a new competitor.
It’s no surprise that a revolutionary fast food concept has experienced runaway success and sustained international attention.
Australia is no longer an island economy.
The mechanics of stock turn are nowhere as sexy as digital interfaces at the POS, but is still if not more, crucially important.
Think investment or risk customer divestment.
Over-managing details or under-leading with direction gives rise to operational difficulties.
The less fit have tended to blame economic circumstances instead of their failed attempts at building a strong multi-channel ecosystem.
How a British retailer is proving that there are alternative ways to convert the power of video messaging into sales.
New entrant’s element of surprise tactics could indeed keep Aussie consumers ‘leading now new paths’.
Putting community back at the heart of retail.
The men’s fashion industry is growing at a rate more than two times that of women’s clothing.
To compete with the masses, including copy-cats, brands are utilising the power of physical spaces to establish themselves as ‘the experts’.
‘Design thinking’ as an ethos is helping one retailer go from strength to strength.