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Afterpay slurs ‘hold my beer, watch this’ as it lowers the bar with lending at Aussie pubs

There’s a beautiful irony in a pub product failing the pub test, and that’s exactly what Afterpay’s partnership with the...
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Opinion: Is luxury over?

It's an overused word and in the current climate, what does it now mean to consumers?

Mini supermarkets take us back to the future

Small-format supermarkets can give new life to our suburban streets.

Gone are the days of overly lean supply chains

It's time to rethink supply chains.

Why go back to normal?

Contributor Moensie Rossier makes the case for hanging onto your COVID workarounds.
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How to predict your customers’ needs post COVID-19

As stores start to open their doors its clear that the post Covid-19 retail world will be very different.

What all great stores have in common

The secret to a great shopping experience? Sense of place.

Online competition didn’t kill Jeanswest. Boring retail killed Jeanswest.

Our contributor takes a closer look at one of the larger administrations of January.

The forgotten metrics of retail

Big data may be the new oil, but our contributor wants you to spare a thought for all the metrics that came before.

To win the retail game, inventory losses are not an option

Loss prevention can help offset dips in profitability.

Are you ready for casual penalty rates to increase?

How to prep for the next stage of penalty rate increases on October 1.

True leadership is not a “yes” brigade

Opinion: A true leader should not be held to the old guard's ways.

The reality of segmentation

Segmentation may be seen as the key to tapping into your key customers, but segments don’t walk through the door to buy ...

The attitude adjustment

Why you need to stop hiring on the basis of candidates' skills but on their attitude and cultural fit.

We have the wrong attitude to retail ambition in this country

Australian retailers need to be supported in taking the necessary risks to successfully challenge on the global scene.

Premier Investments vs Myer – Where to next?

The game has moved into areas that Solomon Lew may not have intended when it bought into the department store retailer.

Weathering the storm

Christmas may be a struggle for retailers this year, but JB Hi-Fi and Super Retail Group have strategies in place to sur...

Franchising and the new shopping centre

Retail landlords face a raft of challenges, with some tough decisions needed to be made in order for shopping centres to...

Global sourcing has stuffed fashion – globally

The current cycle of formulaic trend to factory source will not survive the next decade without massive casualties.