Perth has become the new target market for many international retailers including French menswear label, Daniel Hechter.
Interesting read about ‘Troll Patents’ - particulalry in the US Retail market.Read more
Monash University - Business & Economics. What’s making retail news this monthRead more
Nominations for the 2013 Young Retailer of the Year Award close in less than two months. Recognise and reward your outstanding young staff by downloading an Entry Kit now.
What Does it Involve?
Entrants will need to provide details of their career history and achievements, and a strategy for how they would improve their store or business.
Despite overall revenue decline forecast for Australia’s fashion industry, luxury retailers and online players anticipate to reap rewards from savvy marketing.
Michael Hill International, the jewellery chain that bears its founder’s name, said sales in the first nine months of the year rose 8.8 per cent on revenue gains in its biggest markets of Australia and New Zealand.Read more
Retail trade is starting to pick up with the latest ABS retail trade figures revealing the Australian retail turnover rose 1.3 per cent in February 2013, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 1.2 per cent in January 2013.Read more
The Australian Traders Group (ATG) has called on all side of politics to support Australian retailers and commit to reducing the Low Value Import Threshold (LVIT) from the current $1000 limit after the Federal election in September.Read more
As of Monday 18 March 2013, card schemes have introduced new rules aimed at limiting the fees retailers can charge their customers for paying with a credit or debit card.Read more
Lululemon Athletica Inc. wrestles with snags that rivals can only envy.
In its peak holiday season, some of its premium yoga-wear stores were so packed that it had to call security guards to limit the flow of shoppers. It couldn’t replenish some of its outlets fast enough, leaving some sought-after products out of stock.
Story from: The Globe and MailRead more
Story from InsideRetail: Retail catalogues remain one of the most effective advertising and marketing mediums among Australian retailers and consumers, a new report has found.Read more
Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has partnered with The Business Centre (Newcastle Region) to deliver a new Retail Development Program in the Newcastle area to help retailers deal with the many challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.
Great blog post from Greg Savage . It’s aimed towards people in the recruitment industry - but it still gives some good tips in a very matter-of-fact way!Read more
A interesting study on how the pictures hotels use within their online marketing affect the click-through rate they receive.
Photo courtesy of www.etourism.com.au
It’s great to see retail success stories being shared globally. This article by Suleman Anaya about LN-CC’s John Skelton comes from the Business of Fashion website - www.businessoffashion.com.
John Skelton. Photo: Shahriyar Ahmed for BoFRead more
Napolean Perdis urges Australian department stores to increase staff, training and the use of technology in stores in order to keep up with the service provided by other global retail brands.
The 2012 Retail Employer of the Year Awards were announced and Repco emerged as the clear winner of the large category. Run by Retailworld Resourcing, the Awards are voted by the public and are audited by independent.
Not knowing a lot about the Auto industry I decided to explore a little further and I was beyond impressed with what I found.
Eighty per cent of retailers believe they have been negatively impacted since the carbon tax was introduced in July 2012.
Every month the U.S. Department of Labor publishes their JOLTs report showing how many open job are available in the U.S. (graph). As a leading indicator, this is a useful tool for predicting real job growth over the next 3-6 months by Lou Adler: The Original Headhunter and Author: Hire With Your Head and The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting HiredRead more
The votes are in and the country’s leading retail employers have been announced.
The winners have been announced for this year’s Retail Employer of the Year Award!Read more
What are the challenges going to be for the local Australian Retail Market going forward as we evolve into a digital landscape? Below I have highlighted results and statistics from the Retail in Australia report.
After $6 billion in campaign spending and a barrage of political ads in an election that hinged largely on jobs and the economy and which will impact a wide variety of public policy issues important to the retail industry, Americans woke up this morning to a familiar government. President Obama won a clear victory over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, with a 50-48 percent lead in the popular vote and a total of 303-206 electoral votes, but voters left Congress divided.
It was once a dowdy retailer with designs on high-end fashion, now Target has teamed up with one of the hottest names in fashion - Roberto Cavalli.
Roughly half of consumers are starting their holiday shopping this month, and most retailers plan to begin Christmas marketing before Halloween, says a Shop.org survey released today. More e-retailers will offer free shipping on all purchases this holiday season than last, the report says.
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A walk through big shopping strips reveals something peculiar about the ‘‘retail recession’‘. For the gloom surrounding David Jones and Myer, foreign clothing retailers are coming to Australia in droves. Spain’s Zara and Britain’s Topshop are opening ‘‘megastores’’ in Sydney, and young shoppers seem eager to open their wallets. Others said to be eyeing the local market include Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo and Sweden’s H&M.
Experian report shows 53% don’t have online sales channel.Retailers feel they’re losing business to offshore competitors but aren’t yet at a place where they can compete with these companies, or even local businesses that only operate online and at lower costs, a new report has found.
First impressions are important and how you dress reflects how you are perceived by your potential employer.
The world of opportunities in the retail sector are endless. No matter what your passion, skill set or experience – there’s something for everyone.
Your interview is your chance to sell yourself - here are some tips to make sure you ace your interview. If there’s one thing that you take away… preparation is key!
You have started to think about a job and now you need a resume. Your resume is often the first thing that a potential employer will see – it’s important that you get it right. You want to stand out from the rest, but only for the right reasons.
As recently as five years ago, if you were told that by the end of 2011, Australians would be spending more than $10 billion buying goods online, you’d have been forgiven for laughing. Unfortunately for some retailers in this country, laughing at such predictions has turned out to be the worst possible response as the truth has come home to roost.Read more
Late last month Samsung opened its first Australian retail “experience” store in Sydney’s busy George Street.Read more
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Retailworld distributed a Staff Turnover Survey to the Australian Retail Market. Results can be found here (or at John Caldwells blog www.itsallaboutretail.com )Read more
After four months in the business, Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson was uncovered as having falsely declared a computer science degree on his resume. Week after the discover Yahoo’s board of directors made the decision to fire Thompson and even look to drive out some of it’s own. The future of the business is uncertain and it’s leaving investor’s wondering how it will effect their potential earnings.Read more
Is constant ‘sales–mode’ successful? Is it really the fault of the penny pinching customer?Read more
The face of retail is changing. It’s no longer about stores or online shopping; successful retailers are combining both to give consumers what they want. Although people argue for either case, the future of retail lies in being able to engage with both mediums successfully and harmoniously.Read more
A couple of simple tips to EFFECTIVELY praise your employees. It only takes a couple of seconds to read and has some great take away points.Read more
Click here to read John Caldwell’s recent blog from www.itsallaboutretail.comRead more
According to the latest release - more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store. AND - apparently tomorrow we’ll see the iPad 3! Exciting!Read more
Retailworld CEO, John Caldwell gives his opinion on the online retail space.Read more
Woolworths is the latest in a string of retailers looking to make shopping with them as easy as a couple of clicks, This takes it to a whole new level!Read more
Claims for Workplace Bullying have grown exponentially over the past few years. Worksafe Victoria alone saw around 6000 claims put forward in 2010 – 2011. Of those, only 10% were referred to the Bullying Response Unit. I’m not trying to belittle those who put forward the other 90% of claims, but a report that states reasons like “being dismissed after assaulting a manager, missing out on a pay rise or not being invited to a work party” as statements of claim does make you think about these ambit claims and the individuals making them.Read more
Some inspirational words to kick start you into the New Year, in the wise words of the Retailworld Group General Manager Doug Downer.Read more
It’s the time of year where Christmas spirit kicks in and we see random acts of kindness. This years there’s a new trend in retail - and Kmart in the US is feeling the positive effects!Read more
Myer Tuggeranong, Canberra, to close it’s doors. Staff will be retainedRead more
Looking in the news, there’s a lot of negativity surrounding retail sales this year. Sales are expected to increase on last year’s sales, but still not to the levels it hit a few years ago. So here’s some positive news…Read more
In our industry we meet all types and for the most part we are fortunate that we deal with hard working Australians who want and need a job however this is not the case with all.Read more
If you are beginning the job searching process, consider using a recruitment agency! And don’t forget, it’s free!Read more
Economists say recent figures show retail spending growth is on trend, but homebuyers appear spooked by uncertain economic factors.Read more
Interesting view on Christmas advertising - have a look at the different approaches retailers are taking this year.Read more
As a shopper, Black Friday sounds amazing! As a retailer, it means lower profit margins, but more sales. So what’s Cyber Monday all about?Read more
Coming into the Christmas season, gift buying is at it’s peak for shoppers. What will you buy to make sure your present isn’t a statistic of re-girfting? According to this article popcorn makers, electric pepper grinders and Christmas novelty’s are a few of the number one items people are looking to pass on!Read more
Great article from Inside Retailing with tips for retailers on how to engage their customers over the festive season. “Retailers have always been prepared to bring Christmas spirit to their customers. For it to be magic, it now needs more than tinsel and carols,”Read more
Well this blog is bound to get the biggest reaction of all to date. Many people have passionate opinions on the recent Qantas dispute, especially those who were actually stranded during the airline’s shut down including one fellow writer, a professional it would seem who commented it was like being invited to a BBQ by a mate and having the door slammed in your face, very Un-Australian. REALLY ???Read more
Check out the latest blog post from CEO of Retailworld Resourcing Group, John CaldwellRead more
We all know that online spending is on the rise. But what does it mean, and how far will it go??Read more
Retailworld CEO, John Caldwell has started a new blog site www.itsallaboutretail.com. You’ll find his first blog post below!Read more
We’re looking for Melbourne’s most fashionable retail candidate! Win 2 VIP ticketsto Derby Day!Read more
Retail news and views as well as controversial views on what’s going on in the global market. www.itsallaboutretail.comRead more
There’s always a lot of hype about new Apple products, but what do you think about the latest release?Read more
Myer Melbourne has been recognised as the World’s best new department store!Read more
Retailworld is looking for a superstar to join our Melbourne office in an internship programme!Read more
I found this story on insideretailing.com.au - insteresting read on the winners and strugglers in retailRead more
Westfield, along with Australian and International celebrities have created temporary pop-up stores to raise money for Cerebral Palsy.Read more
Retailworld CEO, John Caldwell, is off to LA on a specialist recruitment venture for one of Australia’s largest companiesRead more
Worksafe Victoria has launched the Skeleton Project - where CEO’s go undercover to get a better understanding of safety from a workers perspective.Read more
The L’oreal Fashion Festival is well underway… and better than ever!Read more
Specialist eyewear retailer Luxottica has posted 9% growth for the end of 2010Read more
Have a look at the latest salary survey results set out by locationRead more
Modern awards policy, unemployment and a difficult environment for retailersRead more