Although it is satisfied with its experiment in regional franchising, Williams-Sonoma has decided to focus on global expansion programs based on subsidiaries.
The future is bright for bricks and mortar retailers who integrate technology into their store processes while still connecting with consumers on an emotional level, says Dr Nadia Shouraboura, a Soviet-born mathematician turned omnichannel retail pioneer.
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The announcement today of a modest rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is likely to lead to the Reserve Bank (RBA) keeping interest rates on hold on the first Tuesday of next month (August), according to leading analysts and economist.
The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the abolition of the carbon tax, which was repealed after being passed by the Senate 39 to 32.
The ACCC has greeted the repealing of the so-called Carbon Tax by warning wholesalers and retailers of their legal obligation to pass through savings caused by this removal onto the customer.
Clothing is big business in the mass channel, as evidenced by Mix Apparel drastically increasing its ranging this week through Coles supermarkets. Mix is now in 50 new Coles outlets, bringing its total store count to 132.
Several local retailers have been honoured this morning with nominations in the 2014 World Retail Awards, an annual celebration of physical, online and omnichannel retailing held in Paris, France.
The multiplication of touchpoints for retailers and customers to connect — from social media, catalogues, online sales to bricks and mortar stores — means brands can be closer to their customers than ever before.
With 126 million people, Japan is the 10th biggest country in the world and its US $4.8 trillion GDP makes its economy the world's fourth largest (behind the United States, China and India).
OPSM is looking to raise awareness of children's eye health through a new marketing campaigned headed by powder blue Penny the Pirate.
Retail marketing industry body POPAI and sales analyst and data specialist GfK have teamed up to launch the first Australian and NZ Shopper Marketing & Industry Survey in three years.
GE Capital, the finance and branded credit card provider for numerous retailers, has been fined $1.5 million for providing misleading information to customers seeking to increase their credit limits.
Today is the final day for entries in the NRA Young Retailer of the Year Award. The award is open to retailers 25 years and under and can be a real boost to a youngster's career.
One of Australia's most iconic retail chains has celebrated its gala opening at Melbourne's new Emporium shopping centre.
One of the East Coast's most prominent and oldest retail families is crossing the Nullabor after completing the acquisition of a 3-store chain that had only been operating for the past four years.
Online product reviews are becoming more and more influential to consumers looking to invest in new appliances, as a result, the ACCC is closely monitoring the source of these testimonials to ensure they are written by independent consumers.