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Retail Startups – Importance of site/store location

It still rings true, location, location, location. I was just reflecting on some of the issues involved in selecting a location for your retail business startup and came across an article I had written and filed away for posterity. I thought I should get it out of the drawer and Article source: http://retailstartupinabox.com/retail-startups-importance-of-sitestore-location/ By: Warren [...]

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Building a successful business in the school of hard knocks

I've spent the last couple of weeks in planning sessions with several grocery clients in Australia and New Zealand. These clients are manufacturers and retailers alike, so we've been looking at growing both branded and retailer own-branded product. Oh, and I've also spent time with two friends who I mentor. Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/building-a-successful-business-in-the-school-of-hard-knocks.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Eclectic retailers deserve to succeed

I walked through small independent stores this week, trend spotting in advance of two friends of mine coming to Australia for speaking engagements, Howard Sanders and Paco Underhill. Both Howard and Paco founded and run companies. Howard, who is based in the United Kingdom founded and runs Echochamber, while Paco, Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/eclectic-retailers-deserve-to-succeed.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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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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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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