“New” Retail for a New Decade

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve discussed some of the influences that will affect retail in the coming decade: Considered Consumption – consumers thinking more carefully about every shopping trip and considering not only whether they actually need a particular item, but also the social and environmental consequences of that purchase (and the purchase process […]

How do you fight an 800lb gorilla?

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Costco rolled into Melbourne last week and Australia got its first taste of American-style value retailing on a truly grand scale. The store is 14,400 sqm of pure big box retail grunt. As reported in Inside Retailing, the pollies revelled in it, the crowds loved it, and the enthusiastic response had quite a few local […]

Selfridges 100th Anniversary Promotion

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I couldn’t leave London without telling you about Selfridges 100th Anniversary promotion. Harry Gordon Selfridge opened London’s first dedicated department store to a blaze of publicity in 1909. Selfridge was known as the “showman of shopping”, and his namesake department store in its prime position on Oxford Street is still holding true to that promise 100 […]