Historical rhetoric in the retail industry is that small shops are doing it ‘tough’ and are under threat from the national chains, discount stores and online retailers. For some time, especially in the lead up to Christmas, the plea from small business lobby groups has been for consumers to, in effect, ‘save’ small shops by […]
By Ian Marsh, Adjunct Professor, Institute for the Study of Social Change Trump’s ascension no doubt creates new agenda challenges for Australia. But his campaign generated so many diverse and inconsistent statements that the policy landscape remains obscure. What is crystal clear is the gulf between elite worldviews and large swathes of public opinion. Remember […]
LOUISE GRIMMER, Mercury November 19, 2016 12:05am WITH Christmas coming, it is timely to dispel myths around the relationship between bricks and mortar retail stores and digital shopping. Despite rhetoric from some retail commentators that online retail will spell the end for many small stores, the reality is retailers able to use digital tools to […]
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