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innovation Archives

John Lewis renews focus on differentiation and innovation

The John Lewis Partnership announces clear plans to build on strengths and sharpen points of difference.

Keeping the best of the old, creating the ‘now’

Brian Walker on a classic brand that is innovating and reinventing itself.

Internal barriers stymie retail innovation

Australian senior executives see internal barriers, including emotional factors, as the key reasons innovation initiativ...

CBA: Aussie retailers behind other sectors on innovation

Sector lags behind counterparts according to new analysis.

The appeal of the ‘flat’ organisation – why some firms are getting rid of middle managers

The trend of “flat” organisations catches on at some of the world’s biggest companies.

CBA: Innovation pays off

For every dollar invested in innovation, Australian businesses receive two in return, according to research.

Mall of Qatar banks on experience

Top-notch recreation and leisure options fuel centre's innovative approach.

Warehouse readies for survival of fittest

Largest Kiwi retailer says only the fittest and most savvy will survive the digital era.

CBA: The rise of ‘disruptors’ spurs national innovation

New report says innovation is now firmly embedded into the mindset of most organisations.
Furniture & homewares

Ikea has transformed the modern design world

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers.
Supply chain

How much for retail manufacturing?

Aussie retailers must reignite product development that leads to consumer acknowledged differentiation or they are dead.

Ray Ban transforming optical retailing

Brian Walker looks at the iconic brand's flagship store in SoHo.

Are your stores fit for business…or are they the same old vanilla?

Retail Doctor Group on the need to increase adventurousness in store design plus our tolerance of both clinical and comp...

Transformative innovations for shopping centres

Why do shopping centres struggle with innovation so much?

Disruptors rule – the rise of re-commerce

Where our business models built on process and predictability?