Year: 2012

Local business is 2012 Export Award Winner for West Australia

John and Linda Stanley’s business last night was awarded The Belmont Small Business Awards 2012 Export Award. This award goes to the small business in Western Australia in recognition of their contribution to exporting. John and Linda’s two person business is unique in that it is not products they sell to overseas markets, rather they …

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Awake Up Call from the Dutch

I have spend the last few days in the Netherlands working with retailers. The Dutch have an eye for detail when it comes to retailing. I visited a bed retailer and love this sign ….. a wake up call for all of us.

Czech this out

The Czech retail industry is low on the sigmoid curve and therefore still looking at innovative ideas. The retailers are prepared to dare to be different. Something many of us are now afraid to do.


Retailers in 2012 have to deal with an ever changing consumer who is shopping in a different way. As a result we have a new trend, “Showrooming” This is where the consumer walks into your store looks at the products you have on offer and then takes a photo with their smart phone and compares …

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