Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2101

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Last week, Inside Retail Weekly sat down for a broad-ranging chat with former Woolworths CEO and Australian retail veteran, Roger Corbett. While certain key matters, such as his views on the current state of play at Woolworths, were off the table, Corbett was forthright on a number of other pertinent issues in the Australian retail industry. These included why Lowes’ inadequacy played a key role in the downfall of Masters Home Improvement; how the Aldi threat was underestimated by Australia’s leading supermarket chains; mid-tier retailers listing on the ASX; the challenges facing Australian department stores; and much more. You can read Corbett’s thoughts in From The Source in this week’s issue of IRW.

Our Features this week kick off with a look at whether or not Australia is ready for an online grocery revolution, which could soon be coming – in the form of Amazon Fresh. We also look at how the Pokémon Go craze can be leveraged by retailers for customer conversion, and discuss how shopping centres are blunting the appeal of department stores.

In Opinion this week, we examine how The Good Guys’ path to a successful ASX listing or trade sale has been made all the more challenging in the wake of Dick Smith’s failure and Kogan.com’s bumbling launch on the ASX.

And in News we look at Myer’s new homewares partnership with UK retail leader, John Lewis; detail the speaker line-up for Westfield’s 2016 Breakfast Seminar Series; and talk to loss prevention experts about amplifying risk to reduce shoplifting.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2101.

Inside Retail Weekly is the premium product in the broad stable of Inside Retail publications. It is published weekly, 48 times a year, and offers in-depth analysis of key retail industry news, hard-hitting opinion pieces, feature stories, and much more. 

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