Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2110

IRWA sneak peek at what’s featured in tomorrow’s issue of Inside Retail Weekly….

Our cover story details the entry into Australia by UK sports retail heavyweight, JD Sports, who have confirmed plans to venture down under. The sporting retailer has recently acquired a majority stake in Next Athleisure, who operate 32 Glue stores, an online venture and wholesale business, as the basis for opening stores. JD holds nearly 20 per cent of the £7.7 billion sports industry in the UK. Read more about JD’s plans to shakeup the local sports and fitness landscape and how it might challenge Super Retail Group’s hold on marketshare in this weeks edition of IRW.

Our Opinion column this week looks at JB Hi-Fi’s acquisition of whitegoods retailer, The Good Guys and why the electronics retailer’s success can be attributed to the fact it is one of the most disciplined retailers in the country.

In Features this week, we kick off with Specialty Fashion Group’s about face with iconic brand, Katies’ and the stimulus behind why it has rebranded one of Australia’s best known women’s fashion brands.

We examine the rise to prominence of mobile commerce and how retailers can best utilise the affordances of the latest tech to drive engagement and sales.

While Woolies has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons in recent times, could the rejuvenated Coles supermarket business be in the early stages of a downward spiral? Read more in this weeks IRW as Andrew Gorecki looks at the latest in the supermarkets price wars and whether Coles are merely Bi-Lo under a different name.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2110.

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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