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Retailer Restaurant Brands Problematic

Business Week recently reported that before we get to cheer in the new year, shoppers at the new Tommy Bahama flagship store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue will be able to buy one of the brand’s signature tropical-print shirts before grabbing a drink at the Marlin…

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Online really offline for Harvey Norman

Australian retailer Harvey Norman last week confirmed what we already new, and that was that they have just had a lousy year of trading. They posted a 31.6% drop in net profit and continue to bemoan the lack of consumer appetite for shopping, and the…

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The David Jones brand and the industry’s new lexicon

The recent half yearly financial reporting season has brought the spotlight well and truly onto Australia’s department stores. David Jones has flagged a possible 35-40% full year decline in net profit, with some newspaper headlines suggesting that DJ’s were in a fight for their survival.…

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Brand Promises – What offers say about your Brand

What makes a great offer, what does it say about your brand, can it damage it? My interest was aroused by the recent  Kmart price promise TV ad – it’s set up in a way that has none of the usual retail frenzy of Kmart…

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