Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2104

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 10.25.49 amThis week in Inside Retail Weekly our cover story delivers exclusive breaking news about leading hair and beauty salon chain, Hairhouse Warehouse. With nearly 150 stores across Australia under its own name, the Melbourne-based Hairhouse Warehouse has acquired two complementary retail chains in the health and beauty sector as it broadens its scope into multi-brand retail with a view to a trade sale or a listing on the ASX in three to five years. Read all about it in this week’s issue of IRW.

In News this week we take a hard look at the decision by Woolworths Holdings Limited to relocate David Jones’ headquarters from Sydney to Melbourne. It’s a surprise move for the Sydney retail institution, and one that has been met with some scepticism. We also cover Adairs’ impending launch into New Zealand, and why the RBA’s cash rate cuts are doing nothing to stimulate consumer spending.

In his Opinion column this week, Jared Dickson weighs in on the significant period of consolidation and ownership changes that are currently occurring in the Australian retail industry as retailers respond to global competitors, the reduced purchasing power of the Australian dollar, increasing wages costs and tight retail conditions.

In Features, we cover a major merger in the pharmacy sector; look at the increasing role that robotics and artificial intelligence are playing in retail; and look at how a small Australian retailer is starting to see the light as it pushes to break into the lucrative US market.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2104.

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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