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Shift gear with sharp ideas

Round about the time of the global financial crisis, “stores ran out of ideas just as consumers ran out of money”, according to David Roth of WPP The Store in London. The effect? Growth came to a grinding halt. Roth was speaking at the final Westfield Breakfast Seminar in Auckland this week (sponsored by Inside Retail), after the event traversed the continent from Perth to Sydney, and made the trip across the Tasman. Roth’s point was that the GFC marked the end of an era in retail; previou