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Traditional vs online retailers: Who will win the race for growth?

Last week, Myer CEO Bernie Brookes was quoted as saying that over the coming couple of years the pure online retailers would be successively overtaken by the traditional mainstream retailers. This would be done because the traditional retailers have strong, trusted brands with significant heritage. They also have a wider Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/traditional-vs-online-retailers-who-will-win-the-race-for-growth.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Transformation lies ahead for bricks and mortar retailers

It was a busy week hearing from a wide range of retailers, brand owners and global retail industry advisers this week. The first half of the week I spent at the Retail World 2012 conference in Melbourne's amazing Convention Centre. CEOs such as Paul Zahra from DJs, Dene Rogers from Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/transformation-lies-ahead-for-bricks-and-mortar-retailers.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Finding your niche market

A great article to reinforce the power of research. My personal Mantra, Research research research   Knowing which niche market you intend to cater for is hugely important, but if you’re unsure how to target that market, your business won’t get very far. For Uri Maimon, a self-proclaimed technophile, Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/finding-your-niche-market.html By: StartUpSmart presented [...]

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The reinvention of JC Penney

I have to say, I like department stores. I always have. As a kid living in Singapore I remember walking through the imposing entrance to CK Tangs and wandering around the aisles looking at “stuff” (which often resulted in getting lost and stressing my mother). There was just so much Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/the-reinvention-of-jc-penney.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Early starter to success

Being young in business can be an advantage, but having a young family to support leaves little room for error. Ben Bradshaw knows all too well what this is like. Bradshaw is the founder and sole director of Brisbane-based business SponsoredLinX, the largest Australian-owned AdWords management company, employing more than Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/early-starter-to-success.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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