Kiosks fast-track growth

In this week’s edition of Inside Retail’s Digital Weekly, bigger isn’t always better as Franchise Entertainment Group is proving.

Off the back of a new kiosk concept, the company’s two key brands have signed up more franchisees in the last 12 months than the last four years put together.

Its CEO says the key to success has been not dictating to customers how they should buy its products. Judging from its performance, that sounds like good advice to us.

We’ve got the update on the administration we had all been waiting for – Retail Adventures – but there’s also news of yet another fashion retailer who’s brought in the liquidators.

In a news story with a twist, a health food chain is taking a leaf out of the book of… McDonald’s.

An unlikely role model, this chain’s new MD is taking the lessons of the fast food giant when it comes to expansion, hoping to replicate its success.

We know telcos and ISP’s aren’t really anyone’s favourite people, but this up and comer is taking a different tact, focusing on service and support with a fresh new retail concept and innovative ‘house’ fitout that replicates the way you use its products in your own home.

Meanwhile, fresh off the back of the Westfield Breakfast Seminar Series, retail expert Martin Butler has some words of wisdom: “If it ain’t broke, break it”. T

hose looking for some real estate tips will find Lee Trevena’s top five tips useful – he’s just returned from the National Retail Tenants Association conference in the US.

And in international news we take a look at the top 25 cities for shopping in Asia Pacific. But wait, where are we?!

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