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Robert Stockdill


Tiffany & Co flagship features everyday items reimagined

Inside the iconic brand’s new Blue Box Cafe.

Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter over tax and jobs

US president says Amazon causing “great damage” to tax-paying retailers.

They’re only human: Big data made simple

How a group of experienced retailers, with decades of shop floor CX, sought to make sense of the tech-world.

Department store Sears concedes it’s near death

US retailer admits its ongoing survival is unlikely.

The kiss of death

Self-styled US fashion guru expands his focus on menswear while under fire for making his luxury brand too accessible.

Inside Louis Vuitton’s Island

Louis Vuitton’s Singapore flagship at Marina Bay Sands goes beyond a simple retail experience.

Macau’s retail explosion

Robert Stockdill reports from the Westfield Asian Study Tour in Macau.

Escape Game creates mall opportunity

Interactive experiential game concept being franchised internationally.

Child’s play

This children’s toy and sweets store gives adults the chance to slip back to their childhood for a moment.

Mall makeover

How do you reinvent a 40 year old square shopping centre? Robert Stockdill meets the charismatic and daring CEO of Siam Piwat who has just overseen the reinvention of Bangkok’s Siam Center.

A place to dwell

Whoever said bookshops don’t have a future clearly hasn’t seen a stunning new concept in Guangzhou, China.

Chinese store named world’s best

Fangsuo Commune, Costco, Ikea top 2012 World Retail Awards.

Dick Smith knows why Darrell Lea failed

Dick Smith blames supermarkets for Darrell Lea collapse in factless rant.

Sydney mayor’s war on retail

Mayor backs campaign urging Sydneysiders to boycott shops for a month in plan described as “nuts” by Premier.

Mixed Budget bag for retailers

Another ‘plasma bonus’ might help the big end of town, but broken tax promise disappoints.

Consumers choose new Walmart lines

Community initiative could counter brand arrogance stigma.

DJs director quits

David Jones loses one of its directors – will they replace him with a retailer?

Hair raising success

Sometimes great retail ideas start with the simplest of premises. We look at the success of Hairhouse Warehouse.

Best Buy boss quits

Struggling electronics retail giant reveals investigation into personal conduct.

Pie chain may make comeback

People power may be driving the return of a much-loved New Zealand fast food brand 16 years after it was phased out.


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