Preview: Inside Retail Weekly 2170

IRW_PREVIEWA sneak peek at what’s featured in the final edition of Inside Retail Weekly for the year. Our first edition of 2018 will be out on Wednesday 10 January.

Here’s what we’ve got in store for you this week:

Opinion: A tough road ahead for Metcash

The usual playbook for incoming CEOs is to clear the decks by revealing all of the financial nasties for which they cannot later be blamed.

News: Mixed response to reopened Sydney thoroughfare

The newly pedestrianised George Street is open – and not everybody is happy.

News: Oporto goes international in 2018

The Portuguese grilled chicken brand eyes Sri Lanka, Singapore and the Middle East next year.

News: New tap-and-go agreement to benefit retailers

Australian businesses could save up to $450 million a year if it goes ahead.

From the source: The Galeries, Sydney

We chat to Ipoh group general manager Victor Gaspar about its alternative take on Christmas this year and how it embraces art to enhance the customer experience.

Feature: 2017: The year that was

From Amazon to the drama at Myer, here are the five biggest stories that rocked the retail industry this year.

Feature: How to build a global brand like Santa Claus

Forget Bezos and Branson – here’s what retailers can learn from ol’ St Nick.

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