Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2108
In our cover story this week we chat to the inimitable, indefatigable Gerry Harvey. Harvey Norman has just posted a 30 per cent net profit increase for FY16, but growth and success at home isn’t the be all and end all for co-founder and executive chairman, Harvey. Harvey, who turns 77 later this month, has designs on making Harvey Norman’s overseas business bigger than its Australian operations. You can read all about these ambitions, along with Harvey’s thoughts on the speculated futures of both JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys, in our cover story this week.
Elsewhere in our Features section this week, we delve into new research that shows how an individual’s retail experience is influenced by other people in the store, and what retailers should do about it; and look at the common traits that Australia’s best retail leaders have in common.
In our Opinion column this week, Peter James Ryan details why retail leaders contemplating business improvement, innovation or change need to be able to differentiate between legitimate wins and mere gimmicks.
In From The Source this week, we chat with The Reject Shop CEO, Ross Sudano, about how the discount variety retailer has reversed a three-year decline in earnings to lift net profit by 20 per cent.
And in News this week we cover the best bits from last week’s Westfield Breakfast Seminar Series; look at Specialty Fashion Group’s plans to evolve its click and collect service; and get the skinny on fresh investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman into 7-Eleven.
You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2108.
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