About the author
Brian brings considerable senior experience gained in the specialty retail, franchising and shopping centre sectors. He has successfully led change teams in omnichannel retail arenas and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of many notable, integrated retail channel strategy projects including, Optus, Hutchison Telecommunication, Global Brands Group, The National Australia Bank and a host of other well recognised retail, franchise retail and service organisations both nationally and internationally. Brian writes a weekly column for Inside Retail.
Brian Walker asks if we can all please take a chill pill with regards to Amazon.
Brian Walker on a Spanish retailer’s novel approach to travel.
Brian Walker looks at the latest currencies in the new retail economy.
Brian Walker ponders over some of the older brands within the Premier investments stable.
Brian Walker looks at the iconic brand’s flagship store in SoHo.
Brian Walker takes a look at London’s first entirely cash-free restaurant.
Consumer trust has emerged as the currency you cannot trade.
A look at the French sporting retailer’s small-scale format.
What are the professional role profiles of our future retailers?
Where our business models built on process and predictability?
Why is innovation typically lumped under the banner as product development or format refinement?
Are today’s shopping centres being dumbed down?
Strategy without proper robust consumer insights is like surgery with a blunt scalpel.
Are we merely digitalising older methods of reaching our audience?
Which retailers among us will see the opportunity, and who will focus on their perception of crisis?
It’s remarkable that pending retail IPOs from businesses such as Officeworks could have their multiples downgraded on the basis of a new competitor.
It’s no surprise that a revolutionary fast food concept has experienced runaway success and sustained international attention.
Australia is no longer an island economy.
The mechanics of stock turn are nowhere as sexy as digital interfaces at the POS, but is still if not more, crucially important.
Think investment or risk customer divestment.
The worst case scenario for many retailers came to fruition on Monday afternoon, when Victorian Premier Daniel Andr… https://t.co/zyRB162Yip6 days ago
Retail in Melbourne to be forced to close from 11:59pm this Wednesday. Contactless click-and-collect and online del… https://t.co/8um79lnp767 days ago