You can smell retail death

Years ago while visiting a store in Singapore with Emil Senn, the then head of IGDS, he whispered to me “I smell death” and within a year that store had closed. He could see it coming from a mile away. More recently Steve Kulmar of Retail Oasis said to me that Dick Smith retail was a lost cause. Within a year or two it had closed. When you next walk into a store, have a smell. See whether you can spot the stores that will be closing before not too long. Unfortunately this doesn’t only appl

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