Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2105

IRWThis week, Octomedia, publisher of Inside Retail Weekly, officially launches Inside Retail Live, a new, major three-day retail conference and expo to be held at Sydney’s revamped International Convention Centre from March 29-31 next year. It’s set to be one of the biggest events of its kind in the APAC region in 2017, and you can read all about it in News in this week’s issue.

Our Features section this week kicks off with a hard look at the difficulties and opportunities in omnichannel retail. Research suggests that the assumption that bricks and mortar sales can be easily shifted online is false, and that encouraging online customers to visit a store increases profits, while incentivising instore customers to shop online decreases them. This feature seeks to shed light on winning omnichannel strategies.

Elsewhere in Features this week, we look at what motivates loyalty programs for two international retailers and why they favour experiences over transactions; and chat to UK-based retail strategist Martin Butler about how retailers can meet the escalating demands of the modern customer.

In his Opinion column this week, Jared Dickson examines how retailers are being forced to re-evaluate their expansion strategies as they realise that the ‘build it and they will come’ mentality and the chase for market share above all else is leaving them vulnerable. And a second Opinion piece this week from Peter James Ryan looks at why desperate attempts to create sales growth at all costs are killing retailers.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2105.

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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