In-person shopping remains popular.
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Holiday retail sales may boom this year – and the lion's share will not be online purchases. Yet brick-and-mortar retail stores are facing heavy internet competition.
See it, touch it, smell it, buy it.
They engage with your senses and subconscious.
Will the rest of the world catch up with a trend which encourages gift buying for yourself?
The first daigou retailer recently listed on the ASX, AuMake.
New stores based on the business of personal shoppers for Chinese clients are capitalising on the country's emerging middle class.
Johannesburg has become a regional retail hub with cross border shopping activity running into billions.
Johannesburg's central business district is developing into a major cross border shopping hub, servicing the broader sub-Saharan region and has a potential to grow even further.
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High streets are being taken over in a battle between specialty cafés and the
From the sounds of some brands' marketing, you may be forgiven for believing that bespoke shoes are just a footstep away.
The Victorian government has a new proposal to ban plastic bags. What is it missing?
Victoria's proposed ban on single-use plastic bags is a step forward, but what about all the other unnecessary packaging? A truly effective waste policy should offer a comprehensive plan for packaging.
Recognisable to all.
The company has made the world flat (packed).
Dave Lewis has dragged the supermarket clear of an accounting scandal. Now for the hard bit ...
Crystal Pepsi, seen here on sale recently as part of a nostalgia campaign, was considered one of Pepsi’s epic fails.
It can be much easier to develop a new product than to actually get people to try it, even for big established brands. Where did launches for products like Crystal Pepsi go wrong?
Businesses hoping to become successful e-tailers have to know their customers’ preferences when it comes to online shopping.
Retailers should design online strategies to fit their desired customers’ characteristics.
Click and collect provides an immediacy that traditional home delivery usually can’t match, particularly in Australia where delivery times have traditionally been slow relative to international standards.
Retailers are starting to realise the benefit of combining online and in-store shopping. And by encouraging you to click first and collect later, these businesses are saving on a number of costs.
Employment rose in July, with 27,900 jobs created.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is stuck, according to the economic evidence, it has to raise rates but it also should cut.
Easier said than done.
Disabled parking? Check. Disabled toilets? Check. But what about accessible supermarket shelves?
The economics of the money-back guarantee can work for retailers.
The economics of the money-back guarantee can work in retailers' favour, in certain circumstances.
Undoing shoppers’ engrained behaviours is a tricky job.
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The success of the plastic bag ban announced by Australia's big two supermarkets will hinge on whether they can persuade customers to change an engrained behaviour - without annoying them.
Google argues that it simply gives consumers what they want.
Online search ads are big business. Retailers have to work hard to compete for visibility in Google’s online searches as the company faces trouble in the European Union over its Shopping site.
Watch out for booming burger prices in barbecue season.
What the lessons of failed high street brands mean as M&S finally makes a big move.