Landlords stifling retail


IRW_1968blurThis week in Inside Retail’s Digital Weekly, we have an exclusive interview with a long time Australian retailer who believes it’s not e-commerce that’s had the greatest impact on retail, but instead landlords.

And of course, how could we ignore this week’s biggest news – H&M’s arrival in Australia. We provide details on the opening date of the first store.

The Retail Adventures debacle continues to drag on after news this week that Cameron has regained control – but there’s legal action mounting.

A homegrown accessories concept is eyeing significant international growth with 350 stores on the cards, a retail chain’s plan to float has been sunk, and retailers are missing out on a major opportunity to market themselves according to a fellow operator.

Jon Bird looks at a news shopper marketing concept – the pinball path to purchase, and in international news, Shanghai Tang grows up.


1 comment

  1. Adrian posted on September 8, 2013

    I own a small clothing shop. My rent is around $120k a year for a small 55sqm shop. Not including Wages, stock and other cost, we have to turn over around $300k a year just to break even. How are we to be competitive in the market? How can we compare with a low cost model of a warehouse? Landlords just don't care even in tough times

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