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Stuart Bennie

Stuart Bennie

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Email epidemic

There is a difference between a sense of urgency versus a culture of panic and frenetic activity pretending to be work.

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You can smell retail death

One can spot stores that will be closing before not too long.

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Store managers are the kingpins

Retailer’s need to pay a visit to this regional store to witness first hand what is happening there.

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Are retailers ready for war?

Australian retailers need to prepare for when the unthinkable happens.

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Yes, you can catch insanity

Have we totally lost the plot about what retail is really all about?

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Beg forgiveness

You must take calculated risks to succeed and yet many retailers do not foster this culture.

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Discount fatigue

It has been around for many years but is getting worse and now become endemic.

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The heart and soul of David Jones

The move to Melbourne will indeed change the DJ soul – for the better.

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Game changer?

It is seldom that something totally new and significant happens in retail.

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Retail despair

How can a retailer ignore its customers and still be in business?

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Belly up

So why are so many retailers in strife?

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The future of retail is the end of wholesale

The war between online and offline is not over, it has only just begun.

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Diversify – but don’t die

Richard Branson has some wise words of advice for retailers.

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Sales staff on the way out

Will 2017 be the year where tech replaces staff?

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2016 in hindsight

Stuart Bennie looks at how his predictions fared for the year, pens a letter to the treasurer.

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Weightings – a misconception

Are you using weightings? If so, stop.

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Are you a retail ostrich?

Are you a stupid retailer with your head in the dark?

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The grim retail reaper

Our obsession with year on year growth is under fire and CEOs need to front up to the board and tell them like it is.

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Adopt fads at your own risk

Do retailers truly need to adopt the latest trends and technologies bandied about by ‘experts’?

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The scourge of cyber attacks

Do retailers actually fathom the seriousness and threat of data hacking?

Twitter

Earlier this year, engineers at Walmart Stores who track rivals' prices online got a rude surprise.… https://t.co/MS3AXoNYaY

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Yesterday's downgrade the final straw for shareholders. https://t.co/X525hVD1Tj #SurfStitch @SurfStitch https://t.co/hGlZGyicNp

7 hours ago

Food chain's app tops Apple and Google charts. https://t.co/Sg2HKHAvte #DonutKing

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