The Retail Doctor
11:53PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 | Department store David Jones has vowed to match the prices of online competitors in a bid to curb the growth of internet shopping, but the price promise won’t apply to online-only retailers.
10:24PM | Monday, 10 October 2011 | A new iPhone app that enables shoppers to act as in-store “spies” is being hailed as a valuable tool for retailers, but an industry expert says the app cannot replace the value of real-life mystery shoppers.
8:10PM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 | Retail giant Myer is now offering free shipping to online shoppers, with industry experts warning the move will set a precedent for other retailers to follow suit.
7:48PM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 | As Costco opens its third Australian store today industry experts say small retailers shouldn’t worry, claiming some will actually benefit from the expansion.
7:25PM | Thursday, 14 July 2011 | British fashion brand Topshop is understood to be preparing to open two Australian stores, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne.
7:22PM | Monday, 11 July 2011 |
5:08PM | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | Retail experts say start-ups can mimic Myer and David Jones by offering season-specific sales, after both department stores said they’re relying on winter as a platform to pick up sales.
4:00PM | Wednesday, 20 April 2011 | Local retailers are being warned to brace themselves for the impact of fast-fashion chain Zara, which has brought its aggressive pricing and unique business model to Australia.
4:25PM | Thursday, 14 April 2011 | Shopping centre giant Westfield has been urged not to be “over opportunistic” in its treatment of small retailers, in the wake of its decision to charge existing tenants to join its new virtual mall.
2:28PM | Thursday, 17 February 2011 | A branding expert says start-ups must tread with caution with launching spin-off products or they run the risk of undermining their brand.