Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2193

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

NEWS: Decathlon builds footprint

French sports giant’s Aussie CEO speaks about the brand’s future expansion plans, following a huge response by consumers to its first local store.

ANALYSIS: Google partnership portends JD’s global ambitions

Google and JD.com’s $740 million strategic deal for “next-generation” retail infrastructure solutions could mark the future of the industry.

AROUND THE GLOBE: Cupcakes and donuts: No longer just kiosks in shopping malls

The explosion in popularity of dessert baked goods has led to some innovations in retail channels, writes Norrelle Goldring.

OPINION: It’s all about balance

Retailers are quick to abandon traditional products and services in their rush to adapt to new trends. But consumers typically don’t want either-or, they want a balance, writes Peter James Ryan.

OPINION: Franchise inquiries highlight necessary changes

As more tales of woe emerge in the ongoing banking and franchising inquiries, fundamental problems in retail franchising still need to be addressed.

FROM THE SOURCE: Eva Galambos, Parlour X

At home in the ateliers of Europe’s leading designers, this week’s featured executive has built a luxury fashion boutique like no other.

SPOTLIGHT: The pitfalls of loyalty programs

Ambiguous goals, potential fraud and massive amounts of data – developing an effective loyalty program is easier said than done.

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