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Australians keen to maintain real-world retail

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Online shopping and the imminent arrival of Amazon may be shaking up the playing field, but bricks and mortar retail is far from entering its dying throes. According to a recent study by the Australian Consumer Retail and Services Unit (ACRS) Australians will continue patronising real-world retail even five years from now, with a majority…

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Generation Z indicates in-store retail future anything but bleak

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Generation Z indicates in store retail future

Shopping in a bricks and mortar store is anything but a dying trend, with young consumers keen to enjoy the socialising and personal contact that only in-store retail allows. These are the findings of a recent AMP Capital Retail report that notes Generation Z conducts retail research online but still values the real-world experience of…

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The rise and rise of mobile retail

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The rise and rise of mobile retail

For Australians, mobile technology is very much a way of life. Over 16 million people own a smartphone or tablet and three quarters of us use it just as much as a desktop or laptop when searching for ideas and advice about what to buy. These are just some of the statistics that illustrate Australia’s…

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Loss prevention resolutions for the new financial year

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Loss prevention resolutions for the new financial year

As retailers complete their final stocktake and tick off the requirements that mark the end of the financial year, it’s a timely opportunity to look to the new business year ahead. And amidst a lengthy list of new year’s business resolutions, loss prevention should be high on the agenda. Statistics from the Global Retail Theft…

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The A to Z of what Amazon could mean to Australian retail

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Amazon for Australia

After months of rumours, retail behemoth Amazon has confirmed its imminent arrival in Australia, bringing widespread speculation about its potential impact on the Australian retail landscape. In April, the US shopping giant issued a press release confirming it was actively seeking staff and looking for a warehouse site, with real estate sources telling the Sydney…

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