Far from safe.
Previous attempts to revitalise one of Britain's best-known retail brands have gone awry. Has the rot gone too far this time?
Woolworths is changing its “Homebrand” label name to “Essentials.”
Woolworths' move to rebrand its private labels may lead to no points of difference for customers between supermarket products except price, where Aldi is strongest.
Danger lurks when customers are the be all and end all.
Putting the purchasing public at the heart of your business is getting harder and harder as technology drives ever more interaction.
In the past large retailers could squeeze out competitors but new challengers like Aldi are still in the game.
The big supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, will need to think of new strategies to compete with new chains such as Aldi which continue to steal market share.
It couldn’t get worse, could it?
Shareholders should be worried about how much it's costing Woolworths to run its business.
Business and consumers are demanding more data than ever, and the traditional barcode isn't cutting it any more.
Pink ones are better?
Men and women may be charged differently for the same product, but the problems come when you don't have the choice.
The burgers that had people lining up around the block in Sydney.
Pop-up stores allow retailers to test demand for their product, while playing on customers FoMO - fear of missing out.
That big pile of presents under the Christmas tree just seems right.
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Don't feel bad if you can't resist buying up at Christmas.
Campaigners play a crucial role in bringing about change.
How campaign groups and trade unions play a crucial role in bringing about change after companies are rocked by scandals.
A company’s homepage will tell you more about its core values than any “social responsibility” statement.
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Do companies really mean it when they talk about being socially responsible? Judging by their mission statements and homepages, it seems increasingly that resources firms do, but many retailers don't.
The next Woolworths AGM will be a challenging one for the board.
The retail giant's attempt to head off Aldi's growing market share is causing more headaches for shareholders.
Poundland: now a staple of the British high street.
The unstoppable spread of budget stores is an emotive topic, but they can bring fresh life to town centres
Farmers' protests against the big supermarkets demonstrates the importance of good supply chain management.
Bland or grand?
The reduction of brands at major department stores could actually be a good thing for customers.
When it comes to shopping for clothes many consumers like customer service staff to be a mirror of themselves.
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New evidence suggests retailers hiring for looks are not as shallow as it seems.
The now-tired David Jones' food halls could do with a revamp.
While grocers slug it out with discounters, the South African owners of David Jones may be planning to exploit a gap at the upper end of the market.
Woolworths chief Grant O'Brien will step down, but not before a replacement is found.
The hubris on show at Woolworths was never sustainable, and as a result CEO Grant O'Brien will join more than 1,000 employees losing their job.
Santana Row, located in San Jose, California, is one of many Lifestyle Centers cropping up around the country. Parading themselves as a Main Street from a bygone era, these new retail centers hope to recreate what was lost in the rush to cover America with large malls from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Meet the indoor shopping mall's hipper, “New Urbanist” cousin.
Are they really worth the cost?
Apple has reported the largest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. This is largely thanks to record iPhone sales of 74.5m units over the Christmas period. With prices starting at US$649 for…