Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2097

IRWA sneak peek at what’s featured in tomorrow’s issue of Inside Retail Weekly….

Australia is gradually cottoning on to Asian and North American trends in property development and local developers are now increasingly turning their attention to mixed-use property developments. Australia’s largest residential apartment developer, Meriton, is rolling out a raft of mixed-use projects, led by Sydney’s Mascot Central, while Stockland and others are also becoming more active in the space. In our cover story this week, we go inside the rising trend of mixed-use property developments that are part retail, part residential/office space, and why they’re here to stay.

In our Features section this week, Tess Bennett examines class action lawsuits that are gaining steam against Dick Smith and SurfStitch, and the likelihood of the two retailers having to confront unimpressed shareholders in court. And Dimitri Sotiropoulos examines loyalty programs and whether or not they are driving sales growth for Australian retailers or merely proving to be expensive distractions.

Also in Features this week, Michael Baker questions if retailers and shopping centre operators are utilising beacon technology in the most strategic and sensible manner to increase shopper engagement.

In his Opinion column this week, Jared Dickson looks at Metcash’s budding return to profit, and how the entry of new competitors to the wholesale market poses new threats to the business.

And in News this week, we get the skinny on Vinomofo dabbling in its first international market; how Billabong is reversing its fortunes; and Dymocks’ efforts to nurture innovation.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2097.

Inside Retail Weekly is the premium product in the broad stable of Inside Retail publications. It is published weekly, 48 times a year, and offers in-depth analysis of key retail industry news, hard-hitting opinion pieces, feature stories, and much more. 

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