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strategy Archives

The case for swimming against the current

Why when everyone else is zigging, it's time to zag.
Management

Retail learnings from the vision and legacy of Apple

Brian Walker on why many retailers try to copy Apple in their shop designs yet fall short in the actual implementation.
Management

How to beat the machine

Brian Walker on the power of storytelling in retail.

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

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

Beyond fabricated ambience, into retail auras

Retailers invest millions of dollars fabricating store ambience, so why doesn't it always work?

Managers incommunicado

Retail needs to purge the errant demeanours manifesting within ivory towers.

How leveraging a business loan could benefit your retail business – Part 1

Sponsored: The top seven reasons why Australian retailers take out an unsecured loan.

Millennials ‘know better’ than in-store staff

Report: Tech-savvy and price conscious millennials are changing the world of retail.
Sports & adventure

Why Australian retail is breaking under the weight of stock

Brian Walker on the 'scourge' of the retail proposition.

Retail: Too many cooks?

Like any industry, retailers can be plagued by an excessive management framework.
Management

Hope is not a strategy

Retailers need more than hope to change their trading results.

Time to go to retail rehab

Why are retailers failing at such an alarming rate?

So what’s the game plan now for Myer?

Retreating to the defensive ground of ‘glorified Kmart’ out of fear, deeply entrenches the very problems that are killin...
Management

Competitive advantage…do you even have one?

Think of some long-standing Australian retailers and assess what has changed in the last decade.

What are your retailers doing?

How confident are you that your retailers are retailing?

CBA: Aussie retailers behind other sectors on innovation

Sector lags behind counterparts according to new analysis.

Myer – a case study in who shouldn’t invest or lead retailers

The ailing retailer can have a very bright future, but two things need to change.

The Reject Shop’s merchandising strategy “back on track”

Discount variety chain 'encouraged' by results.

Lew: Failed board and discredited chairman must be removed

Retail veteran writes to all Myer shareholders.

Myer CEO pushed out by board

Retailer's chief forced to resign despite board sticking with his turnaround strategy.