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Norrelle Goldring

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Soul-searching in the Bible bazaar

Christian retailers in the US hit by the same retail and socioeconomic trends as everyone else.

Off the wall – museum stores go experiential

Museum shops do an important job of showcasing a museum’s offerings.

Bring on the Christmas spirit

Retailers should remember the holiday season is more than just their cash registers. 

Will food delivery really take flight?

Food drone delivery may take time before it will really happen.

Retail rail hubs picking up steam

Concept of having shops at rail hubs taking long to catch on.

Plastic straws – a ban is only the beginning

The race to replace plastic straws with something eco-friendly and cost-effective that customers will like has hit a few snags.

Craft brewing merchandising just got serious

Alaskan Brewing’s main outlet in Juneau is like a mini department store full of all things beer.

India’s e-commerce baby boom

While baby goods retailing in Australia languishes, online sales are soaring in the world’s largest baby goods market.

Not niche after all?

Recent variety store openings in Australia lead Norrelle Goldring to review her assessment of the channel.

Luxe shopping: no longer just about the USA, France and Italy

Emerging markets are leading growth in the luxury goods sector – while also experimenting with experiential retailing, writes Norrelle Goldring.

Are the lines blurring between retailers and direct selling?

Recent retail acquisitions by large direct selling players means the two formats may not remain mutually exclusive, suggests Norrelle Goldring.

Mixed fortunes: Is the variety store model sustainable?

Norrelle Goldring looks at the variance in global performance and execution of dollar and variety stores.

Evolution of the kiosk: From information to increasing spend

Norrelle Goldring looks at the pros, cons and uses of self-serve kiosks in the retail and restaurant space.

Unmanned stores: vending machines on steroids, or new retail format?

This store format works best in high-traffic CBD and commuter areas.

Gamification: hype cycle victim, or here to stay?

Norrelle Goldring looks at the uses of gamification and who’s doing it well around the globe.

2018: The year visual search goes mainstream?

Visual search is ramping up. But is it only for a small portion of the retail market?

AR and beauty: Sales booster or gimmick?

We take a look at the application of augmented reality by beauty firms around the world.

Review: new format CBD supermarkets

A review of new format supermarkets by Woolworths and IGA in Sydney’s CBD.

The rising shopping influence of third-party reviews

The increasing influence of strangers on consumers’ shopping journey.

An Aldi experience

Norrelle Goldring shares her shopper experience after visiting one of Aldi’s new premium format stores.

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