Nielsen 2011 ShopperTrends Report

March 2012 There has never been so much competition for the retail dollar. Likewise, there has never been so much change in traditional retailing. To help you work out how markets will be influenced by changing trends, Nielsen has created a common measurement of shopper behaviour across Australia. Decision making will be greatly improved as…

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Investors cheer exit of Customers chief

Ian McIlwraith March 6, 2012 The Age Tim Wildash has cashed himself out as chief executive of Australia’s largest ATM operator, Customers Ltd, a week after announcing a collapse in earnings. Wildash, who had 15 months to run on his $600,000 a year contract, has been under pressure from the board to improve performance and…

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Retailers face more online pain

Eli Greenblat March 6, 2012 The Age The Commonwealth Bank has predicted another tough year for bricks-and-mortar retail with an increasing number of customers to shift their purchasing online, adding to the current headwinds pummeling the sector including price deflation and the appreciating dollar. A new report on the size and expected growth in online…

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Building Bottled Water Sales

Howard Riell Feb 29, 2012 Convenience Store Decisions New products and core beverages will always drive cold vault sales. Retailers have to know how to market them effectively to maximize profitability. Bottled water sales continue to rise steadily, which is good news for overall packaged beverage sales in convenience stores. NACS reported recently that in…

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Pedalling their wares

March 6, 2012 The Age From sushi to beer, tasty treats are arriving on three wheels, writes Jane Holroyd. IN HIS native Denmark, Peter Santos says it is common to see all types of street food and beverages sold from bicycles, with offerings including espressos, Chinese takeaway, fresh roasted nuts and pancakes. Santos, who began…

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Kwik Trip Shares Its Strategy on LEED Certification

Tammy Mastroberte Mar 02, 2012 CSNews LA CROSSE, Wis. — In 2007, Kwik Trip Inc. assembled a team to begin investigating Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and design a store based on its requirements. Not only did the company want to continue its mission of being a leader and innovator in the…

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