Preview: Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2081

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

While a handful of leading Australian retailers have released promising first-half results in the last week or more – and with more expected to do so this week – political agendas are threatening the positivity and confidence that has returned to the industry in the first six months of FY16. You can read all about this in our Opinion column in this week’s issue of IRW.

This week’s issue kicks off with a look at Under Armour’s long gestating plans to launch standalone stores in Australia with the support of local partner, Super Retail Group. We spoke with Rebel Sport managing director, Erica Berchtold, on the when, where and how Under Armour stores will be realised.

Elsewhere in News, we look at a new report on retail spending from Mastercard and chat to a leading Australian retail executive who is putting his body on the line this weekend in a Guinness World Records attempt, all in the name of charity.

In From The Source this week, managing editor, Justin Grey, chats with Microsoft’s John Ford, the man in charge of global retail store operations for the tech giant, who provides an update on how the new Microsoft flagship in Pitt Street Mall is trading.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, in Inside Retail Weekly Issue 2081.

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