Inside Retail Weekly was on hand for the launch of Rebel Sport’s new stadium concept store at Westfield Bondi Junction last week – and you can read all about it in our cover story this week. The new Rebel store is the, “most premium multi-branded sports store in the world”, according to Erica Berchtold, MD of sports brands for Super Retail Group, and its design is certainly intriguing.
Elsewhere in news this week, we look at an Accenture report that suggests retailers are struggling to turn online investment into profit, and we also announce details of the first Inside Retail Academy event for 2016.
Our opinion column this week examines the increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies that retail franchises are now under following the 7-Eleven wages scandal. While 7-Eleven’s is arguably the biggest debacle to date, it is certainly not the only franchisor being scrutinised.
Also, next week Capgemini and Inside Retail will launch an in-depth report on the state of retail loyalty programs in Australia. The report aims to identify what Australian retailers are doing well in loyalty programs, and what they can be doing better – and how. The 32-page report will be published with next week’s issue of Inside Retail Weekly and will be posted to all IRW subscribers, so keep an eye out for it.
You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2072.
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