Inside Retail Weekly issue 2071

IRWcover2071A sneak peak at what’s featured in this week’s issue of Inside Retail Weekly….

Inside Retail Weekly toured the new Microsoft flagship in Pitt Street Mall in Sydney’s CBD the day before it opened last week, and you can read all about it in our lead news story this week. The store looks great, employs some impressive technology, and is in a great location – time will tell if these ingredients add up to a successful long-term venture for Microsoft.

Elsewhere in news this week, we cover industry reaction to the legislative changes to Boxing Day trading in NSW, and announce an Australian delegation to the 2016 World Retail Congress in Dubai.

Our Opinion column this week covers the recently held Wesfarmers AGM, as well as Woolworths’ looming AGM. Wesfarmers’ retail brands shone brightest at its AGM, but, reading between the lines, Wesfarmers’ chairman, Bob Every, may have offered his Woolworths counterpart a glimmer of hope. Read more from page 6 of this week’s IRW.

Features this week leads off with a look at Greene Street Juice Co., a Melbourne retailer bringing a slice of Manhattan to Melbourne – and in the process winning international acclaim for store design.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue­­ 2071.

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