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Who dares wins

20-year-old homewares retailer gets a second wind under new ownership.

In Depth: Richard Umbers on ‘New Myer’

Myer CEO opens up on strategy, staffing and our new PM.

Optimising one crucial element to increase online sales

Conversion optimisation key to winning over new customers, and keeping them, says Hunter Boyle.

Cost polarisation

Stuart Bennie asks, if most retailers are targeting the middle, does this mean they are right?

The path to purchase might be old news

Today’s purchase behaviour doesn’t rely on a well beaten path, says Brian Walker.

Field of screams

Jon Bird looks at the demise of Target in Canada and others who have suffered the same fate over the years.

RIP retail Australia (or not)

The problem with failure is that we run away and don’t confront it well enough to learn, says Dennis Price.

It’s amazing the difference optimism makes

Peter James Ryan identifies a key characteristic shared by some of the world's top retailers.

Where to for shopping tourism?

Norrelle Goldring reviews the role of shopping tourism as more international retailers are introduced to Australia.

Blurred lines

It's time for retailers to live where consumers live - in the blurred lines, writes Peter James Ryan.

Mama Myer

Peter James Ryan's five key initiatives Myer needs to embrace to be a successful competitor in the new world of retail.

Spend less time on numbers

Stuart Bennie identifies the key attributes of a successful CEO.

Shopping centres as cultural icons?

Michael Baker asks, did you hear the one about the shopping centre that became a cultural icon?

The demise of department stores

As department stores face an uphill battle across the globe Stuart Bennie asks, can Myer and David Jones co-exist?

Can retail rescue a dying city?

Jon Bird asks, can retail revive a struggling US city?

Learnings from the world’s best CEO

Dennis Prices explains the success behind one of the world's top CEOs.


Stuart Bennie on the impact of employee sick days.

Merchant mentality

Dennis Price discusses the key difference between a good retailer and an average retailer.

We are losing the online war

Stuart Bennie shares his thoughts on the local e-commerce sector following a recent online shopping experience.

Physical retail needs to win physically

Physical retail is the heart of retail, but to survive and prosper it needs to win physically, writes Peter James Ryan.