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Unlocking the valuable resource of trade event

In tough retail climates, the best way to increase your profitability is to get smarter in the way you operate. In this instance, I don’t mean smarter as in more educated, I mean smarter as in being open to new ideas, concepts and in having the courage to reach out and network. Fortunately, new...

Why brands must keep pace with changing grocery shopper behaviour

One of the biggest challenges identified at last year’s Australian Food and Grocery Conference was how supermarkets can juggle consumer demand for lower prices with the increase in business running costs, which includes everything from wages to utilities. Households are still looking to save...

Modernising the customer journey

The rise of online shopping, click and collect and the world of social media has transformed the buying experience. Customers have access to information, expertise and validation at every step of the journey online but today they want an in-store and offline experience that complements and meets...

Meet the world’s first crowdsourced delivery company.

The past few years have seen rapid change in customer demand. The response from retailers has been quite diverse. We have seen the introduction of many products, innovations and solutions to uphold customer expectations and overall, a brands reputation. The rise of crowd-sourced services such as...

CCTV health

CCTV technology has been around for some time and although its quality and accessibility has improved dramatically so has some of its complexity. Many systems are becoming larger and more complex to manage, including network management, cyber threat mitigation and efficient integration of newer...

24/7 delivery network for online sellers and shoppers

Parcel delivery network HUBBED have partnered with eBay and DHL e-commerce, giving online sellers new affordable and convenient options for sending goods internationally.

How retailers are spreading the love this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, shoppers will once again be searching for the most meaningful gifts to celebrate this notorious event. This Valentine’s Day will see retailers offering a range of personalised gifts and limited edition products, giving Cupid a run for his money.

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Soundtrack your brand

 Marketing Melodies, Australia’s independent in-store music provider, formed a reseller agreement with Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand, for the Australia and New Zealand markets.

Managing your Fair Work obligations.

The last 12 months has seen some very recognisable Australian businesses hit with huge fines from Fair Work Australia for failing to pay their staff accurately. More than ever businesses are asking: how do I make sure my business is paying staff correctly and is Fair Work compliant?

Personalisation with a tech edge drives increased customer loyalty

While consumers have more choice in the way they shop and where they spend their money, there is still the demand for further flexibility, an improved experience, better service and additional channels to engage regularly with. Whether the focus is online or bricks-and-mortar stores, Australian...

Better, cheaper and faster is here to stay

It used to be that companies that did well would offer consumers one of the following benefits – better, cheaper or faster. We switched TVs, phones and cars when they were better. We switched to eBay, Bunnings or Aldi because they were cheaper. We switched to Express Post, flight check-ins on...

New international air-side offerings at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport’s new dining and luxury retail precinct is open, showcasing Melbourne's food and fashion capital.

How to detox your business in 2018

January may be a great time to take stock of your personal life with the year ahead, but it’s also the perfect time to implement small changes and detox your work life, by reviewing your business plan. Where do you want your business to go and more importantly, how are you going to get there? 

How Retailers Can Improve Their Mobile Experience Platforms

Mobile platforms, including apps or mobile sites, have traditionally been seen as a marketing tactic or an expensive way to create an online destination similar to a shop front. However, the reality is retailers can leverage both downloadable mobile apps and a customised online mobile platform...

GPT launches Retail Runner – you shop it, we drop it

Melbourne Central is offering customers a new service to shop in person and have purchases delivered anywhere within 20 km on the same day.

Global Marketplaces: Friend or Foe?

The Australian retail industry is amid a perfect storm. Slowing growth, rapidly changing shopper behavior, and dramatic increase in competition. The emergence of global marketplaces is an opportunity and a threat that brands and retailers need to consider and tread carefully. Data, analytics and...

Online Retail Rising for Older Generations

Online purchasing by Australia’s oldest generation, the Pre-boomers, is set to grow faster than all other age groups this year, according to research from the Commonwealth Bank.

The New Risk for Businesses – Cloning

With the rapid rise of data hacking in the Australian business sector in recent months, a new risk has emerged – cloning an entire business to steal intellectual property and ultimately income.

Predicting Retail Trends for 2018

A successful Christmas season has set Retailers on a strong foot for 2018. To ensure that businesses are always growing, it is key to continue adapting alongside a transforming digital and consumer-based environment. What trends can brands expect to arrive in store for this year? Azoya examines...

Are Retailers Ready to Take the $3.5 Trillion Bull by the Horns?

Distribution strategies for taking advantage of global omni-channel growth with next generation technology.

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