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Brian Walker

Brian Walker Archives

Digital mythbusters for retailers

Brian Walker on the new business models born under the term, digital.

From acorns to icons – lessons in change leadership

Brian Walker looks at the latest currencies in the new retail economy.

All things must pass

Brian Walker ponders over some of the older brands within the Premier investments stable.

Setting another place at the retail table

A raft of international retailers have set their sights on Australia in 2017.

Robo retail on the horizon

Are instore customer service staff about to become obsolete?

What Uber can teach retail

Retail Doctor Group explores how Uber's logistics platform will impact retail.

Food truck retailing

Brian Walker on taking retailer's branded offering to the customer.

Muji New York – easy on the gadgets, big on the experience

Brian Walker on how Muji NY is harnessing the power of a “traditional” tactile store experience.

The fall and fall of Dick Smith

Brian Walker weighs in on Dick Smith's demise.

From customers to fans: The social media effect

Brian Walker on the role of social media in omnichannel retail.

Retail at your doorstep

Retail Doctor Group takes a closer look at subscription retail.

The startup disrupting luxury retail

Retail Doctor Group examine the strategy of disruptive retail startup, Mon Purse.

Small butcher a cut above the rest

Brian Walker on the trends helping small players compete with major supermarket chains.

Can Microsoft’s Sydney flagship compete with Apple?

Brian Walker previews Microsoft's Pitt Street store, set to open this week.

The changing face of supermarkets

Brian Walker on what's shaking up the supermarket industry in Australia.

Off to the races with David Jones

Brian Walker takes a look at David Jones' spring racing carnival pop up store.

How much is that puppy on the website?

Should pricing differ between instore and online? Brian Walker asks the international experts.

The brand panache of H&M

Brian Walker on how independent Australian retailers can compete with international brands.

Green is the new gold

Brian Walker on how Sumo Salad's concept store brings wellness and healthy eating trends to life.

It’s all about me: Personalising the retail offer

Brian Walker asks, has McDonald's got personalisation right?