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Peter James Ryan

Peter James Ryan is acknowledged as one of Australia's leading retail business and marketing consultants, presenters, authors and industry commentators, backed by over 30 years’ experience working in and on retail businesses. Peter has been a regular contributor to Inside Retail since 2011.

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Finding the silver lining

When looked at a certain way, dark clouds often have a silver lining, says Peter James Ryan.

We live in a world of indiscrete

Peter James Ryan highlights the importance of getting your messaging right before broadcasting it to the world.

Time for a shift in economic thinking

For survival, every retailer beyond the global volume giants will need to go back to the drawing board, says Peter James...

Myer and David Jones: A shotgun wedding?

A Myer/David Jones merger may not be such a bad idea with the impending entry of big name international department store...

Harrods shines

Harrods is a lesson to every department store in the world about what can be achieved if you know who you are, says Pete...

Formats have peaked. Product is the focus.

Most retail formats have peaked in the last 10 years, according to Peter James Ryan.
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The future of retail

Peter James Ryan has seen the future - and it lives in Melbourne. 

The inconvenient truths (part one). Customers arenʼt cautious, theyʼre bored!

The cautious consumer line is just an excuse for poor performance, says Peter James Ryan.