Editor’s Picks - Inside Retail Australia

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Containing the Amazon offensive

As demonstrated by the likes of Under Armour, Nordstroom, and Best Buy – what does not kill you does make you stronger.

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Retail reality is about to bite

Boards, investors and financiers are forcing retail operators into decisions that cannot work long term.

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Red herrings and scapegoats

The fact is for every underperforming brand, there are others excelling within the same niche.

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Why are retail analysts and media commentators so damn negative?

The stupidity meter hit an all time high last week when it was claimed a “retail recession” is upon us.

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Is Big W destined to become small?

The road back is huge but not insurmountable and it’s only 15 years ago that many people were questioning the role for Kmart.

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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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Achieving retail success amongst the carnage

How many of the things we ‘know’ about retail is myth and how many are facts?

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How the fashion world almost led Amazon astray

Being ‘in’ with the fashion crowd has not been enough to appeal to Amazon’s broad audience and stock virtual shelves.

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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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This lies at the heart of retail failure

The solution is not big data, robotics, the CX or a better brand.

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A tale of two retailers

Never underestimate the devastation of a single person’s toxicity on a brand and bottom line.

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Australian retailers – how to compete on an increasingly global stage

Brands must adapt their business models to compete with global, vertically integrated brands that are only going to keep on coming.

Yop Polls

Schwarz Group, Aldi and the big two
How will the Aussie entry of either Kaufland or Lidl impact the supermarket industry?

Twitter

Competition in the Australian luxury market is heating up as new channels and consumers come to the fore. https://t.co/W6O4FqUQGc

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Troubled sports e-tailer suspends shares for at least three months. https://t.co/gEAFpfeZUS #Surfstitch

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LVMH-owned cosmetics chain continues Aussie expansion. https://t.co/0plYoQo6sP #Sephora

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